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Music at St. John's is considered to be a very important part of the curriculum and life of the school - Ofsted March 2010 reported that 'The quality of singing and the orchestra are superb.'
Children at St Johns have an hours music lesson each week with a specialist music teacher in a dedicated music room. They learn a variety of instruments during their time at St Johns school as well as learning about many different musical genres and composers. The children have access to a wide range of classroom percussion instruments, keyboards, ukuleles and recorders.  Children also attend a weekly singing assembly from Reception to Year 6.
Please find the curriculum and knowledge organisers below.

Skills Progression


  • Year 1

  • Year 2

  • Year 3

  • Year 4

  • Year 5

  • Year 6

Curriculum Overview


  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Hey You Toys/Christmas Production Singing Games What's that Sound? Your Imagination Around the World
Year 2 Carnival of the Animals Peter and the Wolf/Christmas Production China Great Fire of London Singing Project Sea Shanties


  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 3 French Songs Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra Amazing Egyptians Local and Coastal Environments Take 5 Samba
Year 4 A Bao Qu Opera - Carmen Indian Music Theme and Variations Gospel Music Garageband
Year 5


Space History of Music Jazz Film Music Ukulele
Year 6

World War 2

Ukulele West African Music I'm in a Band Song Writing Production


Knowledge Organisers

Please find the Music Knowledge Organisers for each unit of work below. These documents are very useful in outlining the content of the unit of work, knowledge, understanding and skills that our pupils will develop. 

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