Subject Lead is Miss Smith


At Abercrombie Primary School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Also, we teach the children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience. We plan using the National Curriculum and we enhance the curriculum using progression grids. Subject Progression grids are used to develop long term planning. Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons.



Music Tuition

Pupils at Abercrombie Primary School are offered the opportunity to study a musical instrument with peripatetic teachers. Peripatetic music teaching is organised by the Local Education Authority. Parents who want their children to benefit from the scheme must purchase or hire the instruments and pay the additional music lesson fees on a termly basis. These lessons are taught 1-1 or in small groups during normal lessons. Instruments available for lessons include guitar, drums, recorder, piano and a range of brass and woodwind instruments.


For further information on about music lessons please speak to a member of the office staff.