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Music - At Cookley Sebright Primary School, we are committed to delivering a curriculum shaped by our values and curriculum drivers.​  

At Cookley Sebright Primary School, music is an integral part of school life. Music lessons are designed to be fun and interactive; we want children to be engaged in listening, singing and performing. It is also our intention that children develop an appreciation of music through both listening and performing; we intend that children have regular opportunities to play musical instruments. 

The scheme we use for the teaching of music, Music Express, ensures coverage of the national curriculum objectives. Each unit of work comprises the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music: listening and appraising, musical activities (warm-up games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation, composition) and performing. 

We intend to have an integrated, practical and exploratory approach to musical learning. Music Express provides many examples of music styles and genres from different times and places. These are explored through the language of music via active listening, performing and composing activities, which enable understanding of the context and genre. 

Through our music lessons children are actively involved in a wide range of musical opportunities. Children develop their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others' music. 

Music in the EYFS

                                                                   Cookley Sebright Primary School Music Overview.






Year 1

Ourselves (Exploring Sounds)

Our School (Exploring Sounds)


Seasons (Pitch)

Our Bodies (Beat)

Travel (Performance)

Water (Pitch)

Year 2

Our Land (Exploring Sounds)

Ourselves(Exploring Sounds)

Storytime (Exploring Sounds)

Travel (Performance)

Whole class recorders

Severn Arts

Year 3

Poetry (Performance)

In the past (Pitch)

Human Body (Structure)

Environment (Composition)

Communication (Composition)

Food and Drink (Performance)

Year 4

Whole Class Cornets

Seven Arts

Whole Class Cornets

Seven Arts

Whole Class Cornets

Seven Arts

Year 5

Our Community (Performance)

Solar System


Life Cycles


Year 6

World Unite

(Step dance performance)


(Song cycle performance)



(Mini-musical performance)


Progression of Knowledge and Skills 

At Cookley, we follow the Music Express scheme and the progression documents are copyright protected. If you would like to see details, please feel free to get in touch and we can arrange this. 

Bhangra dancing to the traditional Dhol drum

Music Clubs.


We offer extra curriculum music lessons through our partnership with our Music Hub, Severn Arts. We currently offer lessons in violin and keyboard. For more information please call the school office. 


We also offer music lessons with Rocksteady Music, these lessons are held on a Friday afternoon and children are taught in groups, as a band. All instruments are provided, so it's inclusive and accessible. Children are able to choose from vocals, keyboard, drums, bass or electric guitar (subject to availability). Each term Parents and Carers are invited into school, to attend a concert performed by each of the bands. All children work towards an exam-free Ofqual regulated music qualification, accredited by Trinity College London at no extra cost. 

For more details on availability and cost, visit and find our school on the sign up page or call 0330 113 0330. 







Updated Music photographs for 2024 coming soon!