Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

African Drumming – Note reading

and composition


Instruments of the Orchestra


Xylophone Ensemble



Animal Magic – Exploring descriptive sounds



Exploring arrangements


Painting with Sounds: Programme music


Year 4

Rhythm and Pulse _ Note reading and composition


Guitars – Performing,

 listening, appraising/

Body Percussion


Guitars – Performing,

 listening, appraising


Guitars – Performing,

 listening, appraising


Guitars – Performing,

 listening, appraising



Guitars – Performing,

 listening, appraising


Year 5

Cyclic Patterns – Graphic scores


Rounds – Listening, appraising, composing

and performing.


Song Writing – Protest songs


Exploring Sound Sources: Journey into Space


Story of Troy


Performing together-

Cat and Mouse song


Year 6

Gamelan and World Music


Romantic Composers –

History of Music


History of Jazz


Graphic Scores – Cathy Berberian ‘Stripsody’

History, listening, appraising, composing and performing.


Origins of Rap




Music is an important part of the curriculum and school life.

All pupils have a weekly lesson, from a specialist music teacher. Pupils participate in a variety of musical activities such as, composing, performing, listening and singing. Our music curriculum ensures a steady progression from one year to the next and complete coverage of the Music National Curriculum. 


Music provision at Deansbrook Junior School is a cornerstone to shaping our pupils into being well-rounded, knowledgeable individuals. It is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We ensure that children are engaged and inspired to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. With progression, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to a wide repertoire of music.  

Our curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils can:

• perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

• learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence

• understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.