Welcome to Music at St Augustine’s


At Saint Augustine’s, we teach a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.  We do this by promoting a love of music, singing and playing throughout the school community which results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being. 

We believe music should be an enjoyable experience for pupils and teachers. Children participate in a range of musical experiences, building up their confidence at the same time. They develop their understanding of rhythm and pitch and learn how music is structured, as well as learning technical vocabulary for these elements.  

We have high expectations of our pupils in music and faith in their individual abilities to perform and compose.  We expect them to contribute with kindness and respect in lessons. 


At Saint Augustine’s, Music is taught by a subject specialist from the Our Lady of Lourdes CMAT Music service. Music is highly valued at our school. 

The music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the weekly singing assemblies, various concerts and performances, the opportunity to learn an instrument, and the joining of the school choir.  Through Music children will develop an understanding of culture and history, both British and of ethnicities from across the world. 

 Music is taught weekly. This is so the musical elements can be taught and embedded throughout the year. Teaching Music regularly in this way allows the curriculum to be studied in depth; pupils will have time to learn and compose and perform pieces of work developing over the weekly sessions.  Our music scheme follows a  steady progression plan, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensuring consistent musical development.   


The desired impact of our Music curriculum is to teach the elements of music in a fun and engaging way. To encourage pupils to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose – either as listener, creator or performer. Children have the opportunity to discuss and share their own thoughts, opinions and ideas, acknowledging and respecting that these may vary and that this is positive. They can dissect music and comprehend its parts. They can sing and feel a pulse.