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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

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At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.


Welcome to the music section of our school website.  This page will give you an insight into the skills and knowledge the children acquire from our curriculum and the types of music making which go on in each year groups. 

At Bishop's Waltham Junior School, the music curriculum offers opportunities for children to:

  • Develop their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of different kinds of music
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make music
  • Develop skills and attributes which can be used in other subject areas and that are needed for life and work, for example,  listening skills, the ability to concentrate,  creativity, perseverance, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others

During Key stage 2,

  • Children learn how to sing songs and play instruments with increasing confidence, skill and expression.  (Performing) 
  • They improvise and develop their own compositions in a response to a variety of stimuli. (Composing)
  • They have the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings through responding physically, intellectually and emotionally to a variety of different kinds of music from different times and cultures.  (Appraising)

Where possible, the units of work for each year group have a cross curricular link.  They are designed to build up a progression of skills and knowledge as the children progress throughout the years.  The complexity of expectations increases as the children move through the school. 

Over the course of the key stage, children will listen to a variety of different genres and musical styles.  They will learn to sing and play along to tunes from the past and the present, as well as composing their own rhythmic and melodic work.

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Our Curriculum Overview

Year Three

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Painting With Sound Play It Again Disney Songs
Dragon Scales The Iron Man Roman March

Year Four - Listen To Me

Year 4 children at Bishop's Waltham Junior School are fortunate enough to take part in Hampshire Music Service’s wider opportunities programme.  Over the year, the children learn a different instrument each term such as the ukulele, the keyboard, the violin or the samba drums.  The children give a performance at the end of each term to celebrate their achievements.  Keep an eye on the school calendar to find out when these performances take place.

Year Five

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Music of World War II French Music Portsmouth
Camel Driver Music History

Pyramids of Sound

Year Six

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Evolution & Inheritance - The Beatles Film Music Year Six Production
Cyclic Patterns   


The National Curriculum for Music

National Curriculum - Music