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Year 3

Autumn 1: Three little birds- singing unit

Autumn 2: Year 3 production

Spring 1: Glockenspiel unit

Spring 2: There was a monkey - singing unit


Summer 1: Let your spirit fly -singing and instrument unit

Spring 2: IPAD - music Apps

Year 4 - Each class do a term of Listen to me (learning new instruments)

Autumn 1: Mama Mia - singing unit

Autumn 2: Christmas songs

Spring 1: BBC Friday afternoon songs - singing

Spring 2: Benjamin Britten - singing and instruments

Summer 1: Lean on me-singing and instrument unit

Spring 2: IPAD - music Apps

Year 5

Don't stop believing - singing unit.  Other half term is swimming.

Spring 1: Classroom jazz - musical instruments

Spring 2: Ten piece BBC Proms unit

Summer 1: Stop - rapping unit.

Spring 2: IPAD - music Apps

Year 6

Autumn 1: Living on a prayer - singing.

Autumn 2: Christmas songs

Spring 1: Classroom jazz - musical instruments

Spring 2: Fresh prince of Bel Air - rap unit.

Summer 1: Make you feel my love - singing and instruments.

Spring 2: Year 6 production

Music Curriculum

What is Music?

The new National Curriculum set out it aims for Music to ensure 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.


At Shakespeare Junior School, every child takes part in an hour of high quality Music lessons every week, with the opportunity to extend this through music lessons.


How does it look at SJS?

We are fortunate to have access to a large music room which is sound proofed at Shakespeare Junior School. This music room has a range of instruments including xylophones, keyboards, drum kit and percussion.  Year 4 also have the opportunity to be part of Listen 2 Me (one term per class). This is when an outside agency comes into our school, to teach a class a range of instruments which they then perform to parents.


We also offer private music lessons for a range of instruments including guitars, violins, drums and piano. 


Listen 2 Me concert:

We have had 4 8 6 3 1 Visitors