‘One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.’ – Bob Marley

Our music curriculum intends to ensure that children develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need to become confident performers, composers, and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities. We aim to expose children to diverse musical experiences and to ignite a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, this will enable children to become confident, reflective musicians.

Our lessons ensure students sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in classroom activities as well as during weekly singing assemblies and performances throughout the year. Children learn how to play various un-tuned and tuned percussion instruments, as well as using body percussion, vocal sounds and technology. In doing so they learn to understand the different principles of creating notes, as well as how to devise and read their own musical scores and basic music notation. They also learn how to compose focusing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music.

Our music curriculum will also develop in our children an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world.

Please download the documents below for further information on our Music curriculum.

Music Curriculum Overview

Music Progression Map

Children at Concordia are able to sign up for iRock which are rock and pop band lessons led by professional musicians. These lessons provide an amazing confidence boosting experience for children by making music fun and giving them a platform where they can learn specific musical skills and truly express themselves. These lessons take place on school premises and result in termly performances where the children showcase their learning.

Our school choir practices weekly and performs throughout the year at various events, including Xmas performances and summer fair performances. In 2023, our choir performed at the REAch2 Headteacher Conference to an audience of over 100 senior educational professionals!