Learning in Music

All the teaching staff at Meon Infant School are working with Meon Junior and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.

We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. As an Infant school our education helps teach students the skills and knowledge they will need to continue to develop at our Junior school.  This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn. 

By the end of Year 2

By the time our children leave our school in Year 2, they will have experienced using tuned/untuned instruments including their voices expressively.  All children will have listened with increasing concentration to a wide range of music and experiment with being creative with sound. They will be able to perform to a range of audiences e.g. to a class parents. Understanding how music is created as well as the emotions that music can evoke will help our children find their place in the world.

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


By the end of Year 6

By the time our children leave our school in Year 6, they will have played and performed using musical instruments including their voices expressively with increased control.  All children will have listened with concentration and understanding to improve memory. Children will improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the different elements of music, developing a love for music past and present. Pupils will learn to use and understand musical notations. Enjoying the listening and creation of music will help our children find their place in the world.