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Music Vision Statement

At Southglade we see music as a universal language that embodies a high quality and diverse platform to foster creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. It should also increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We want to ensure all children have the opportunity to sing and play a musical instrument with musical understanding and control including an understanding of notation, performing, listening and creating. Children should have opportunities to develop their musical skills further, inspiring them to engage in musical activities throughout their lives. Through music we want children to feel the communal bonding experience of playing and singing with others, experience the joy and satisfaction of creating their own music, develop an understanding and love of music from a wide range of cultures and traditions, to experience different genres of music throughout history and to know they have been part of the culture of Nottingham.

At Southglade we provide a weekly Whole Class Ensemble Timetable (WCET) for Years 4-6 provided by Nottingham Music Hub.  Years 1-3 learn music as part of a scheme called music express. EYFS follow the Early Years Curriculum for their music provision. We also carry out a whole school singing assembly each Wednesday where singing skills, musical terms and techniques are taught to children from Year 1 -6. Foundation 2 attend the singing assembly in Summer 2 in preparation for transition to Key Stage 1.



At Southglade we study music in both key stages.

In years 1 to 3 children learn music through a scheme called music express.

In years 4 to 6 children are very lucky and have the opportunity of learning a brass instrument, taught by teachers from Nottingham Music Hub (See the link below to see who they are). They have a weekly lesson where they get to learn new pieces of music and some are lucky enough to go out to events and play with an orchestra. 


Area Band is available for year 5 and 6 children.  If you are interested in Area Band, please let your class teacher know and follow the link below. 




Music curriculum