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Corby Glen Community Primary School


At Corby Glen Community Primary School, the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective at Corby Glen Community Primary School is to inspire a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.


By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the knowledge, skills and processes specified in the Music Programme of Study. 


We want our children to:

  • 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.


How is music taught at Corby Glen?

At Key stage 1 our children will be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  •  play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • 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.


At Key stage 2 our children will be taught to:

  • sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. 
  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  •  improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.


Our music lessons are taught by our specialist music teacher, Mrs Giblin. We also buy into Lincolnshire Music Service who offer whole class instrumental tuition - over the past two years, we have taken up the ukelele and djembe drumming. Lincolnshire Music Service and Music4Schools also offer peripetetic instrumental lessons for our children at an additional cost.


Each year we enter the Colsterworth and Grantham festival and the choir meets as a club to perform for these public events!


What should my child be achieving in music?

In your child's first year of school, they will be working towards the following Early Learning Goal in the aim to achieve this by the end of their Reception year:


Being Imaginative: Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.


In Years 1- 6 your child will be working towards the following end of year expectations in music:

Colsterworth Performing Arts Festival Choir

Here are the lyrics and backing tracks to practise our two songs for the festival. Have fun!


Macavity Practise Track

the moon.mp4

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