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Music at St Richard's 

"Music is the art of thinking with sounds"   - Jules Combarieu

Music in Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, children are taught to sing and play instruments with increasing confidence and control. They will play in solo and ensemble contexts using both their voices and musical instruments. Through listening with attention to detail, children will begin to appreciate and understand a wide range of music which is drawn from different traditions, composers and musicians. This will develop the children's understanding of the history of music.

Children will begin to develop an understanding of musical composition and will begin to manipulate ideas within musical structure reproducing sounds from aural memory.


Come and take a look at what's been happening in Music... 

Take a look at what we're learning in Music ...

Year 3 have learned a song all about muscles and bones in the body. The children explored the structure of the song and from this created actions to the lyrics. The children then performed this as a whole class ensemble.

Pupil Voice 

Pupil voice shows that children enjoy their Musical learning throughout school.  The following comments have been gathered from pupil voice, where children were given time to discuss their learning in Music. 

  • 'Playing the guitar makes me feel proud.'  



  • 'I like seeing my skills improve as we practise using the instruments.' 



  • 'I love exploring different musical notes in our lessons. 


  • I like drawing them and exploring what sounds they make.' 


  •  'I like exploring pitch using my voice to make different sounds.' 


  • 'I like it when we sing songs that we all know well but learning new songs makes me feel really happy.'


Our Curriculum 

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Have Fun

Click on the links below to be transported to other websites all about Music, some with interactive games for you to play and get involved with.