At Lanesend Primary School, It is our vision that music lessons give the opportunity for children to become real musicians. The children participate in singing, tuned and untuned percussion work, composition, and listening to live and recorded music. All children are taught the skills to be able to compose using musical instruments. When the children are ready, musical notation is taught and children are taught correct musical terminology e.g. rhythm, melody, pitch, dynamics. It is our aspiration that all children will be able to read and understand music notation by the time they leave Lanesend Primary School. We follow Kapow for our Music scheme of work.

Characteristics of a Musician 

  • A love of and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities. 
  • A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. 
  • A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise. 
  • Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres. 
  • An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles. 
  • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately. 

Expectations of a Quality Musician 

  • Sing or play from memory with confidence. 
  • Create songs with verses and a chorus. 
  • Compose, edit and refine pieces of music using digital technology and conventional instruments 
  • Read, use and compose music using standard musical notation 
  • Choose from a wide range of musical vocabulary to accurately describe and appraise music 
  • Describe how lyrics often reflect the cultural context of music and have social meaning

Aspirations for the future 

Musicians can have future careers in the following jobs: 

  • Theatre performer 
  • Songwriter 
  • Casting director 
  • RAF Musician 
  • Performer

Lanesend Music Skills Progression