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As Musicians we BELIEVE that...

We believe that the teaching of Music at Eskdale is of a high quality, which engages and inspires our pupils to develop a love of music, develop their talent as musicians and lay the foundations for further music teaching beyond key stage two. Music at Eskdale is rooted in all five of our core values and as such, we believe that music significantly contributes to pupil personal development: increasing a sense of well-being and belonging, confidence and self-esteem, whilst providing opportunities to further develop leadership, team working, concentration and problem-solving skills, so relevant and transferable to other curriculum subjects.  

As Musicians we STRIVE to...

Our core intent is to enable our pupils to strive to:


  • Understand and explore how music is created, developed and shared, using and understanding varies musical dimensions, notations and vocabulary correctly.

  • Learn to sing and use their voices to improvise and create, improve and compose their own music, independently and with others, using and understanding the musical staff, various musical dimensions, vocabulary and technology appropriately.  


  • Learn to play a musical instrument with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression with the opportunity to progress and excel through the music levels. 


  • Develop listening skills, aural memory and an understanding of the history of music through an increasing appreciation of music from around the world (modern and classic) from different traditions, composers and musicians.  


Music is taught discretely by our music specialist, Ms Howes, however opportunities are taken wherever possible to make cross-curricular links. 

As Musicians we ACHIEVE by...

For all our pupils to achieve our method of teaching incorporates specific meta-cognitive strategies to enable all pupils to retain the learning of both skills and knowledge.