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Music is central to the creative life of the school. Weekly music lessons with a specialist music teacher, Mr Tama Nathan BMus, start from nursery and are a key part of our curriculum. Music lessons are rooted in theory with a strong emphasis on performance. From nursery through to Year 6, music lessons are designed to nurture and challenge all our children to become accomplished young musicians, sharing their achievements through regular individual and group performances.


Each week, children participate in whole school singing assemblies where they develop a range of voice and performance skills. Singing from an established repertoire, children will explore a broad and diverse range of songs and compositions that complement their wider creative curriculum. Read more about our music curriculum below.


The Music Curriculum

Throughout KS2 children will study the history of Western Music:


Year 3 - Medieval

Year 4 - Renaissance and Baroque

Year 5 - Classical and Romantic

Year 6 - 20th Century




At St Nicholas, we aim for every child to: -


  • Experience a high-quality music education which will engage and inspire them to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians
  • increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement through music
  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Sing and to use their voices
  • Create and compose music on their own and with others.
  • Play the keyboard using both melodies and chords
  • Play the ocarina in Key Stage 1
  • Follow standard music notation
  • Use Garage Band on the ipads to compose music
  • Have knowledge of specific musical vocabulary
Teaching and Learning
Together we learn,together we grow, with faith, love and God beside us