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At Gamlingay Village Primary music is taught so that it engages and inspires pupils to develop a love and appreciation for music that they can carry with them into their future lives. Throughout the children’s time at Gamlingay their lessons will focus on a range of genres, delve into different historical periods, compare and discuss different styles and traditions from around the globe. We relish in giving the children a chance to enjoy music in as many ways as they can, as a listener, performer or a creator in the hope that we can teach our children to be curious and creative learners and in turn develop their confidence.  

The lessons are planned and taught based on three strands which are: listening, composing and performing. This allows the children to gain an insight into the many different elements. To enhance our music curriculum, we offer our children additional singing, guitar and piano lessons provided by professional outside agencies. We participate in RockSteady, which is a weekly band-based peripatetic group session delivered by professional musicians. We also have an UKS2 choir, which meet every Tuesday morning, and assemblies where children can share their love of playing and performing to the rest of the school.

Knowledge Organisers

Years 1 and 2 (KS1)

Pitch and Tempo Superheroes

Pulse and Ryhthm

Dynamics Timbre and Tempo

On This Island - British songs and sounds

African Call and Response

Orchestral Instruments

Years 3 and 4 (Lower KS2)


Pentatonic Melodies and Composition (Chinese New Year)

Traditional Instruments and Improvisation (India)

Years 5 and 6 (Upper KS2)

Advanced Rhythms