Being a musician at Cubitt Town Primary School

At Cubitt Town Primary School, we recognise that music is one of the highest forms of creativity, and a universal language that should be fostered and developed.

We encourage pupils to:

  • Develop musical skills and concepts through listening, appraising, performing and composing,
  • Develop social skills through co-operation with others in the shared experience of music making,
  • Develop an understanding of musical traditions and developments in a variety of cultures,
  • Be motivated to enjoy and succeed in music.

During their time with us, pupils will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They will develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

Our main music provision is through THAMES Music, who are qualified music specialists. All children learn an instrument every year, and the progression of instrumental learning during their time at the school has been carefully thought about so that pupils can build on skills learnt in previous years. The majority of children will move through the curriculum at broadly the same pace. However, children who show good musical aptitude are offered the opportunity to further develop their skills though individual music tuition, or through advanced tuition in small groups.

Recognising the importance of singing, the school choir is open to all who want to join, and sing a mixture of genres and musical styles.

We want our pupils leaving Cubitt Town to have an appreciation of the importance of music and performance, as well as the skills to further build on their musical knowledge both at secondary school and throughout their lives.