Why we teach Music at Longford Church of England Primary School:

Music is a universal language. One of the most creative subjects, music engages and inspires children, helps increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement. Not only that, developing a love of music can support brain development in a range of ways: improving memory and focus, increases co-ordination, encourages self-expression, builds self-esteem and strengthens language skills. 

 At Longford, we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences. Music connects us all and we recognise it is a performing art tool which inspires creativity, a means of self-expression and steers children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others.

  • It is a universal language that allows us to connect across the world, encouraging diversity and multicultural understanding. Giving children an understanding of creative developments over time.
  • We encourage children to adopt a life-long love and enjoyment by exposing them to a wealth of musical experiences and igniting a passion for music.
  • Music affects emotions and is beneficial to our well-being. It forms our identity, promotes a sense of community and belonging. It enhances self-esteem and self-discipline, nurturing transferable skills.


Key Learning





Identify in music, cultural or historical influences and have opinions about these in the context of the world. Appreciate

different tastes in music and value the opinions of others.

Analyse music to identify

techniques, musical

elements and

instrumentation to

enable children to

become a discerning


Use and apply

knowledge of a wide

range of techniques to

confidently create pieces

of music, express

themselves and

communicate with


With courage, perform to

an audience to enable

confident and

collaborative working.

Celebrate success at all

levels. Perform with

others, building

resilience and teamwork.

Knowledge Progression