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St Mary's Academy

Where children come first; belonging and building together








Music at Beaminster St Mary's 


At Beaminster St Mary’s Academy, we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people.

 Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. Through our programme of study and topic work, pupils have the opportunity to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. They learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others and also have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.


As the children get older, we support and encourage them to maintain their concentration for longer periods of time and to listen to more extended piece of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. At Beaminster St Mary’s, we teach our children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience. We are passionate in ensuring that every child will have the opportunity to learn an instrument and are taught by a music specialist; pupils learn to read music and play as part of an ensemble.


All of our subjects include the same curriculum drivers, these are:


  • We aspire for pupils to embrace challenge with a growth mindset and show curiosity, independence and resilience in all that they do.


  • We aspire for pupils to become wise, respectful learners.


  • We aspire for pupils to become emotionally mature with a depth of language that enables them to share ideas effectively.


  • We aspire for pupils to become emotionally literate, tolerant, and appreciative of an ever-changing global environment.