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Music at Compton


      At Compton C of E Primary School, our vision for music is that we provide every child with high quality music experiences which engages and inspire them.   We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music and to appreciate a variety of music styles. We aim for every child to leave                     Compton Primary School with a range of musical skills, knowledge and an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their              Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education provides pupils the chance to develop a love            of music and their talent as musicians, and in doing so will increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should             develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.


Our engaging, fun and creative program of music lessons are taught via the Charanga scheme in 6 half-termly units.  Through this, the children are encouraged to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Singing is an integral part of our school life and our teaching focuses on developing the children's ability to sing in tune, developing their expression and ability to listen to others. Each half term has a specific focus including: singing together, connecting with music from the past, and improvisation.  There is option for children to use a section called Yumu in which challenges can be set for children to do as extended learning. Pupils’ understanding of music will be developed through activities which bring together the requirements of performing, composing, listening and appraising. Children are taught to make music together with tuned and un-tuned instruments and to compose pieces. They are also taught to sing and play in time controlling the sound and pace. They are taught different ways to represent sounds graphically and symbolically.

We teach music in Reception as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, we relate the musical aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Music contributes to a child’s personal and social development. Counting songs foster a child’s mathematical ability, and songs from different cultures increase a child’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

Compton Primary School also gives children the opportunity to showcase their musical talents in performing to parents, both in school and whilst taking part in a variety of local music festivals such as the Junior Music Festival at the Anvil Basingstoke and Young Voices at The O2 London.

Taught by Berkshire Maestros Tutors, our children have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments including, guitar, flute, clarinet, keyboard and violin. 




If you were to walk into Music lessons at Compton CE Primary School, you would see:

  • Pupils appreciating a wide variety of musical styles.
  • Pupils exploring how sounds are made, and how music is produced by a variety of instruments.
  • Pupils developing imagination and creativity.
  • Pupils building a sense of pulse and rhythm
  • Pupils understanding the range of musical vocabulary
  • Pupils enjoying a wide range of songs and sing in tune
  • Pupils developing positive attitudes and to experience success and satisfaction in music
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