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Music at FPJS


At FPJS, we value Music! Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity and we aim for all of our children to develop the self-confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding to develop a lifelong love of music, whilst also providing a secure foundation that enables them to take music further should they wish to.  Our aim is for all our children to have equality of access in playing instruments and we have carefully sequenced our curriculum to enable opportunities for all children to learn to play a variety of instruments, alongside being able to critically engage with music by listening, composing and singing, using a broad range of musical traditions.


How we teach music at FPJS


We have carefully crafted our curriculum using the “Sing Up Music” resources as a basis for teaching. Alongside the units of work, there are additional opportunities for learning instruments and all children have opportunities to learn samba percussion, glockenspiels and ukulele during their time at FPJS. In addition, digital music, with links to our computing curriculum is recognised as an important feature in our music curriculum and opportunities for children to compose and explore sounds using garageband have been incorporated into our curriculum. 


In line with the National Plan for music, we base our music curriculum on children receiving weekly music lessons.  In addition, all children take part in a weekly singing assembly and have many other opportunities for music throughout the week, for example team builders at the beginning of the day or focussing activities following break or playtime.