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Teaching of Music at Padbury inspires creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys, as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a lifelong love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles and composers, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, all will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians.

At Padbury Church of England School, all children have weekly Music lessons taught by peripatetic teachers. Lessons always include an element of singing, based on our singing strategy, listening to music and an opportunity to play and perform using a range of instruments. All children will learn to play Ukuleles, African drums, Xylophones, Recorders and percussion as whole class lessons. Children also learn musical notation so that all children leave Padbury competent in reading and composing music. All children have the opportunity to perform to Parents and the community throughout the year with different performances, creating a clear purpose for their work. 

In order to ensure progression of knowledge and skills, we follow the Kapow scheme for music. This is planned with mixed aged classes in mind and is adapted in content to our school. The progression grids are available to view at school as the documents cannot be published on other websites.