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At Queen Boudica, our Music curriculum has been built to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. 
Our aims are  to:  

  • ​Fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music 
  • Provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum which ensures the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills 
  • Help children to develop a love for music through regular opportunities for performance  

We aim for a high-quality Music curriculum which develops pupils’ curiosity and fascination about music, different styles of music and music from around the world.  
Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about instruments and composers, resources in the environment, physical and human processes as well as notation and use of languages. The lessons we teach improve children’s musical vocabulary, skills and knowledge of musical facts, in addition to developing the children’s ‘sticky knowledge’ and long-term memory.  

Implementation :
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in Music, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.   We use Music Express as our scheme and add in regular opportunities for performance or working with external partners such as Wild Arts to help enrich our overall provision.   Each child will have the opportunity to learn the guitar in Year 3 as part of our whole class music lessons provided through Essex Music Services’ ‘PlayIt!’ scheme or in class using short termly projects from Charanga.  We provide extra-curricular opportunities for musical learning through our choir who perform both within the school and in our local community.   

Our aim is that, by the end of Key Stage 2, Queen Boudica are equipped with musical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. Pupils will be able to make relevant links from music to other curriculum subjects and we will support pupils to speak confidently about their own musical learning, skills and knowledge. We encourage pupils to have a commitment to the ‘Arts’ and the world by making positive choices. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about music, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future. 

Instrumental lessons:

If your child is interested in learning an instrument, please contact the school office: admin@qbps.essex.sch.uk. We currenly provide music lessons for KS2 pupils through Essex Music Services.


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