Butleigh C of E Primary School

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Butleigh C of E Primary School

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For all children to experience the joy of learning a musical instrument and have the opportunity to sing as well as play instruments together. To offer extended opportunities for those pupils who wish to continue leaning a musical instrument. To provide an opportunity at least once in their Primary school years to visit a Theatre and/or experience a live production.


We aim for Butleigh children to be musicians who can:

  • Compose and create imaginative performance work
  • Understand music by listening to music and develop musical expertise
  • Be aware and appreciate different musical traditions and genres.
  • Have an understanding of the historical, social and cultural origins of music.
  • Use musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately




Throughout the school, the children are taught music by the class teacher. In KS2 specialist music teaching includes wider opportunities musical tuition for at least one year group. In KS1 pupils will have many opportunities to sing together linking with other curriculum activities too. All KS1 children are involved in a whole school Christmas production to give them the performance opportunity of singing.   In Ks2 a summer performance gives children the opportunity to sing together.

There is individual music tuition available in recorder, guitar and flute.


We follow the NC for music.

Key stage 1 Pupils are 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.

Key stage 2 Pupils are taught to:

  • sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control.
  • 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.



Children enjoying music and some able to play a musical instrument at grade standard. Children able to demonstrate their creativity using their musical skills at school/community events.  Children sing weekly in a singing assembly.



Butleigh Church of England Primary School - "pupils enjoy learning at this school"