Music at Drapers’ Brookside is used as a catalyst for thoughts, feelings and emotions. We aim to engage the children in a variety of different musical experiences through which we aim to build their confidence.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”


Pupils are given opportunities to listen to and participate in live music performances based on a variety of genres. They are encouraged to listen to and critically appraise a wide range of classical and contemporary compositions, using musical vocabulary to explore texture, timbre, rhythm, pitch, tempo, structure and dynamics. We expect that pupils will start using accurate terms as early as possible to explore the music they are hearing, as well as to inform their own compositions. We encourage the use of instruments during music lessons and draw on new and innovative ways to encourage individual and whole class performance. Non-music specialists are supported by the programme Charanga, which has a host of CPD opportunities for staff.

Our Music Curriculum Implementation

Our music curriculum can be broken down into 4 main areas:

  • Listening and appraising
  • Performance
  • Composing
  • Historical/Cultural awareness

Key Skills

  • Playing tuned and untuned instruments
  • Singing
  • Musical appreciation.