St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Todholes Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5DG

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St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Together we are growing in God's love

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." - Plato

At St Patrick's we believe that all children should be taught a high quality music curriculum which enables all children to develop a love of music, be inspired and motivated by music and to become lifelong learners of music. 


Our Curriculum

Our music curriculum has been carefully designed to reflect our children and the needs of all learners. Our curriculum is meticulously planned ensuring that children have a firm understanding of what music is, through listening, composing, musicianship, singing and performing and in KS2 the history of music. These are our key concepts which underpin all of our learning and they aim to allow children to make links, and ultimatley, know more and remember more.  Our music curriculum aims to introduce our children to the delights and disciplines of music,  to help them to understand and appreciate all musicians and forms of music and equip them with the creativity and technical skills in order to be able to compose and perform. 


Subject Content

The music curriculum at St Patrick's has been designed to ensure that the National Curriculum for music has been covered, whilst taking on board the Model Music Curriculum and the OFSTED framework review. It has been personalised to meet the needs of our children and to reflect our school.


Progression across the school

Progression across the school is carefully planned for and monitored. Our progression documents have been developed and designed to show the requirements of the National Curriculum in a simple format. 

 EYFS progression of skills Music.pdfDownload
 Year One progression of skills Music.pdfDownload
 Year 2 progression of skills.pdfDownload
 Year Three progression of skills.pdfDownload
 Year Six progression of skills.pdfDownload
 Year Five progression of skills.pdfDownload
 Year Four progression of skills.pdfDownload
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Musical Vocabulary 

Musical Symbols

To support our children's understanding of the music key concepts, we have designed some symbols that are used in conjunction with the music curriculum. Through linking a symbol to the concept, our children are able to understand what it means; because the symbols are used throughout the school from Early Years to Year 6, this enables them to have a deeper understanding of what it means and to be able to make links across lessons.

Medium Term Planning 

All planning is devised using the same format. This is to support teaching and learning and to support planning for consolidation and progression. 

Autumn term

 EYFS Autumn Term.pdfDownload
 Years 1 and 2 Whole Class Instrument Autumn term.pdfDownload
 Years 3 and 4 Whole Class Instrument Autumn term.pdfDownload
 Years 5 and 6 Whole Class Instruments Autumn Term.pdfDownload
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Spring term 1

 EYFS Spring 1 Exploring Sounds.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spring 1 Musical Vocabulary.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Spring 1 Orchestral Instruments.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Spring 1 Ballads.pdfDownload
 Year 4 Spring 1 Rock and Roll MTP.pdfDownload
 Year 5 Spring 1 Composition Notation.pdfDownload
 Year 6 Spring 1 Advanced Rhythms.pdfDownload
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Spring Term 2

 EYFS Spring 2 traditional music.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spring 2 Classical music.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Spring 2 musical me.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Spring 2 Developing singing technique.pdfDownload
 Year 4 Spring 2 changes in pitch dynamics and tempo.pdfDownload
 Year 5 Blues MTP.pdfDownload
 Year 6 Spring 2 Dynamic Pitch and Texture.pdfDownload
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Summer Term 1

 Pop Art Theme and Variation Year 6.pdfDownload
 Reception Music Summer 1 planning.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Summer 1 Rhythmic patterns.pdfDownload
 Year 5 Summer 1.pdfDownload
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Summer Term 2

Music Policy 2023


Learning in action

We take every opportunity to enhance our learning in music.  This includes; school plays, choir after school club, singing in the local area, taking part in the music hubs community events, singing and playing with the local brass band,  celebrating World Music Day and links with church. We have visited the local theatres, and enjoyed having some special guests in school.  We have even had the opportunity to sing at a local wedding. 


Music Mark