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Music is a foundation subject within the national curriculum. This policy outlines the purpose, nature and management of the teaching and learning of music in our school. The policy reflects the consensus of opinion of the teaching staff and full agreement of the governing body.

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination the best in the musical canon. (National Curriculum Purpose of Study)

At Millbrook  we are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of a music curriculum that is accessible to all our children. Music is a practical, creative subject, which should enhance the lives and learning of all children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects our culture and society and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Our aim is to promote enthusiasm for and enjoyment of, music in all its forms and also to develop musical skills and knowledge. By engaging children in musical experiences we can offer our children opportunities to develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other areas as well as developing life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self-confidence and a sensitivity towards others.



Coordinator: Mrs Davis 

Music Objectives - KS1 and KS2

BBC Ten Pieces – Composers 

Each half term, Miss Turner introduces the children to a new composer and plays them a piece of music which we discuss.


Autumn 1 2021

Our BBC Ten pieces composer this half term is Carl Orff – Carmina Burana



Fortune spins her wheel. Who will win, who will lose? Inspired by medieval literature, ‘O fortuna’ is one of the most famous choral pieces in the world. The piece gives us a chance to meet Fortuna, the Roman Goddess of Fortune (also worshipped in Greek mythology) and transports us back to medieval times.

'O fortuna' is part of a cantata (a vocal composition with instrumental accompaniment) called Carmina Burana. The name Carmina Burana means 'songs of Beuren', which was a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria.


Carmina Burana was composed between 1935 and 1936 and it is based on 24 poems from medieval literature. It was intentionally written for entertainment, rather than a religious purpose, as the piece is subtitled as: 'secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images'.


This super-dramatic music, perhaps already familiar to children from movies and TV, still gives us the chills now – perhaps because it makes us feel that the world is much bigger than us.


Listen out for: The changing dynamics in the piece. Can you spot the crescendo?







Singing Assembly 2021

Autumn 1 2021

What the children say about music ..........

What can you say about music is one minute "Beats, beautiful, calm, nice, relaxing, soothing, rock, pop, can be hard, singing, fun"

What do you enjoy about Music?


"The raps and music on the radio" "drum skool" "we have music at home" "singing and I like the trumpet"


How do you learn music best?


"When we go through it together and then do it on our own"  "by listening" "The teacher teaches me"




Millbrook Choir 

Millbrook Primary Virtual Choir

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Million Dreams- Performed by our Choir!

Young Voices - 14th February 2019

The Choir singing carols at Millbrook Care Home

Young Voices 2018

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Millbrook Choir singing at Tameside Hospital December 2017

Singing Assemblies Every Tuesday - Christmas Songs

Millbrook Choir singing for Old People Day October

Come and Play with the Halle

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Go to the Park Singing Challenge

Singing in the Park

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Music Lessons at Millbrook 

Music in Keystage 1

Year 4 - Come & Play with the Halle

Y5 Poems with Rhythm.mp4

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Reception pupil

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Year 4 Drumming

Reception - Ralf

Year 5 Halle Workshops

Learning about instruments

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Learning about different instruments with visitors from MMU

Year 3 Music Lesson.mp4

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Music Ambassadors

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Music Ambassadors

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Useful Websites