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The 2014 National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all children:

perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence

understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.



We intend for our children to develop an appreciation for a wide range of music. They will develop an increasing knowledge of composers and musicians and how this has impacted the musical world.  They will engage with opportunities to learn musical instruments and use their voices to create and compose their own music. We intend that children will develop a curiosity of the wider world and its cultures.


Children explore Music through a well-planned and structured series of lessons led by ourselves and external experts. Derbyshire Wider Opps music programme is used for the Junior children to learn an instrument and other musical skills and knowledge.  This exploration is implemented with both oral and written approaches to the subject. Our curriculum is planned as such that it provides our children with regular opportunities to revise and revisit their learning. Children actively participate in producing and performing. They present their knowledge in a variety of ways, both teacher and child-led.

Staff are supported with Continuing Professional Development, see the Music Action Plan for more details.


Children of MBHT leave school beginning to understand their own individuality and perspective through creative and musical platforms.  They are confident to show a range of practical and oral skills. They will develop a broad range of subject knowledge that enables them to engage, inspire and challenge themselves and others within the creativity of music. This is then a platform for children to explore their future with a well-informed knowledgeable understanding of opportunities that require an experimental and creative mind. This is then a platform for children to explore their future and be curious of the world around them.