The Music curriculum will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music, their talent as musicians and increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to improvise, compose and listen with discrimination to the best music.

At Willand, the main aim of music education is to foster children’s sensitivity to, and their understanding and enjoyment of, music through an active involvement in listening, singing, composing, improvising and performing.


Children develop the ability to listen to, and appreciate music, including knowledge of music history, our diverse musical heritage and a variety of other musical traditions. They also develop the ability to perform in a variety of ensembles and compose with understanding for a range of purposes.

In Years 1-6, children are given the opportunity to learn tuned and untuned instruments for a term through whole class tuition. During the course of their time at school this may include ocarinas, recorders, ukuleles, steel pans , drums and trumpets.

Links with the local community provide opportunities for children to relate their music making to a wider social context. The school choir or music group visit local senior citizens to sing during the year and take part in the Village Carol Service.

For individuals, the opportunity to learn to play a chosen instrument that requires specialist tuition is available and more information is available from the school office.