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TCMusic is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Music forms part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop pupils’ competence as learners and increase their self-esteem. Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, music helps pupils understand themselves, relate to others and develop their cultural understanding, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.

Music education encourages active involvement in different forms of music-making, both individual and communal, helping to develop a sense of group identity and togetherness. Music can influence pupils’ development in and out of school by fostering personal development and maturity, creating a sense of achievement and self-worth, and increasing pupils’ ability to work with others in a group context.

Music learning develops pupils’ critical skills: their ability to listen, to appreciate a wide variety of music, and to make judgements about musical quality. It also increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.

Scheme of Work Overview


Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Block 1 

Pentatonic Oriental Music Ancient Greece        Shanty Time  Chords 

Block 2

Keyboard skills 5 finger study

African Rhythms

Pictures at an Exhibition. Theme & variations

Block 3 


Journey into Outer Space 

Instruments of the Orchestra

Rocks & Riffs

12 Bar Blues