Newick Church of England Primary School

'Life in all its fullness' John 10:10


Curriculum Aims

Wisdom - Our children will have the knowledge, skills and vocabulary that show how music is created, produced and communicated.

Independence - Our children will develop a love of music and explore their talents as musicians.

Creativity - Through music, our children will be able to critically engage with music. The opportunities provided will increase engagement, inspire children and allow children to progress to the next level of musical excellence.

Kindness - Our children will understand music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions including the works of great composers and musicians.

'The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school

community, enriching each student while strengthening the

shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.' 

The Model Music Curriculum 2021



Music is an integral part of life at Newick where lessons are fun and engaging. Our pupils are given the chance to move their bodies, learn songs, reflect on and appreciate Music. During Music lessons, our children will be given opportunities to learn Music specific vocabulary in a meaningful context. All of our children will be given the chance to apply skill and given chance for collaboration through singing, listening, composition and performance. 


EY and Key Stage 1 

Music is planned with cross-curricular links where possible with Music Express being used to supplement and provide extra support and resources to enhance music teaching. The essence of Music Express is to create a topic-based, cross-curricular approach to support children's learning in music and across other subjects through music. A steady progression plan has been built into Music Express, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensuring consistent musical development. 


Key Stage 2

 We are very fortunate to benefit from the musical skills and expertise of a specialist Music teacher who visits our Key Stage 2 classes once a week. In Music lessons, pupils explore how musical techniques and skills can be nurtured and developed and all pupils have a chance to read and create musical notation in many forms, play instruments and sing together.  Our Music teacher follows the Model Music Curriculum and also works with class teachers to ensure any opportunities for linking Music to current topics are taken advantage of. Our Music provision in Key Stage 2 also includes the use of computer software to further broaden pupils' access to this subject. 


Music Appreciation

 Following the 2021 Model Music Curriculum, at Newick we ensure all of our children gain a broad aural knowledge of Western Classical Music, Popular Music (defined broadly) and Traditional Music from around the world. Children are exposed to a broad range of carefully selected Music in assemblies and along side History and Geography topics. At Newick we also love to meet as a whole school for singing assemblies and sing a variety of seasonal, popular and meaningful hymns and songs together with piano accompaniment. 



 Newick proudly offers a variety of Musical Clubs and private lessons through the East Sussex Music Service including Keyboard, Recorder, Saxaphone, Guitar and Cello. We also have a school choir and a growing orchestra with our Key Stage 2 musicians. Some of our pupils receive fully funded 1:1 Music tuition in order to support all children reaching their potential. 


Create Music is the region’s leading provider of high-quality, inclusive music and arts education together with performance opportunities in the South East. Taster sessions give your child the opportunity to play well-known tunes with other like-minded musicians without committing to the term.

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