“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.


BWJPS Approach to Music

Through a positive caring environment, BWJPS provides the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity and can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community.

At BWJPS, we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music; to develop their skills by using and understanding the interrelated dimensions of music; to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms; and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.


Music Lead: Mr Michael Marks

Here, at BWJPS, all children are taught music for 30 minutes a week. For Years 2 and 3, this will centre around the recorder and in Years 5 and 6, the ukulele. All children are offered the opportunity to take part in private music sessions, including clarinet and keyboard.

Alongside a rigorous music curriculum, our children are also given the opportunity to showcase their skills during a music evening event. We also ensure plenty of singing practise is held throughout the year, with the inclusion of our weekly singing assemblies.

The ‘Programme of Study’ takes you directly to the relevant pages of the National Curriculum.

The ‘Curriculum Overview’ gives an overview of the units/ topics being covered within the subject. It shows you the year at a glance before describing each unit further (detailing the skills/ knowledge covered in each unit).

The ‘Progression Map’ details the skills and knowledge acquired in each year; highlighting how these progress from Nursery through to Year 6. This document includes a progression of key vocabulary.