At Newchurch Primary the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective at Newchurch Primary is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.


At Newchurch, we believe music helps children to develop their:

  • Social and personal values (self-esteem, communication, co-operation)
  • Intellectual and cognitive skills (critical awareness, discrimination)
  • Creativity and use of imagination 
  • Fine motor skills, co-ordination and control
  • An awareness and appreciation of a wide range of cultural traditions


Our aim is to enable each child to:

  •          Grow musically at his/her own level and pace
  •          Foster musical responsiveness
  •          Develop his/her own instinctive drive for sensory experience
  •          Access a means of both verbal and non-verbal experience
  •          Develop awareness and appreciation of organised sound patterns
  •          Develop an understanding of reading and writing musical signs, symbols and instructions
  •          Develop instrumental and vocal skills
  •          Develop aural imagery
  •          Develop sensitive, analytical and critical response to music through appraisal
  •          Develop capacity to express ideas, thoughts and feelings through music
  •          Develop awareness and understanding of musical traditions, styles/genres and cultures from other times and places
  •          Foster enjoyment of all aspects of music