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Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Believe to Achieve! "Roots will grow down into God's love and keep us strong" EPH 3:17


Subject Leader Mrs M Pocock
Contact Details for the attention of the Music Subject Leader
Mission Sentence At Brinkworth Earl Danby's School we believe that music plays a vital part in helping children to become thoughtful and reflective learners. Music is a subject that weaves through our daily routines, it is able to unite people and can be used to soothe and calm us in our busy lives.
Inspiring Quotes
  • Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything… Without music, life would be an error. (Plato) 
  • Music belongs to everyone. (Zoltán Kodály)
  • Music can change the world because it can change people. (Bono)
  • The language of music is common to all generations and nations; it is understood by everybody, since it is understood with the heart. (Gioachino Rossini)
  • …for music alone can abolish differences of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them. (Irene Nemirovsky)

Curriculum Overview


Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Term Four

Term Five

Term Six









Introducing beat

Adding rhythm and pitch.

Introducing tempo and dynamics.

Combining pulse, rhythm and pitch

Having fun with improvisation.

Explore sound and create a story


Exploring simple patterns.

Focus on dynamics and tempo

Blown away recorder book 1

Inventing a musical story.

Music that makes you dance.

Exploring improvisation.


Developing notation skills.

Enjoying improvisation.

Djembe lessons

Sharing musical experiences.

The Rockstar Ukulele method 1

Recognising different sounds.


Getting started with music tech.

Developing pulse and groove through improvisation

Blown away recorder book 2

Introducing chords

The Rockstar ukulele method 2

Identifying important musical elements


Developing melodic phrases.

Understanding structure and form.

Gaining confidence through performing.

Exploring notation further.

Using chords and structure.

Hip Hop

Some famous musicians we are inspired by...

Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770 – 1827)

Stevie Wonder (b. 1950)

Ella Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996)

John Williams (b. 1932)

Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)

Taylor Swift (b.1989)