Clifton Primary School

The Clifton family is united in striving to create a calm, safe and positive school which nurtures friendships


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At Clifton Primary School we believe that music is both a practical and creative subject which should be of benefit to all our children in developing co-ordination, imagination, listening skills and the ability to express personal thoughts and feelings with sheer enjoyment and stimulation. 


We endeavour to teach our pupils how to appreciate music in all forms and give them skills that enable them to participate fully in the making of music.


The National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Listen to, perform, review and evaluate music across a range of genres, styles, traditions and historical periods. 
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices.
  • Create and compose music.
  • Have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
  • Use technology to listen to and create music.
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Singing is at the heart of good music teaching.  Through singing songs children learn about the structure and organisation of music.  We teach our pupils to listen to and appreciate different genres of music.  They also develop their instrumental skills through their music lessons.  During the 2017-2018 academic year, pupils in Year 3 will take part in music tuition organised by Ealing Music Service. The children are learning the 'p-bone' - a child's trombone.


We believe that music can inspire and motivate children so we wish to involve as many children as possible in musical activities.  We have a school choir which meets on a weekly basis and, its primary aim is to enable children to enjoy singing together, we also perform at events and in school assemblies.  We also provide opportunities throughout the year for budding musicians to perform for the school community. This includes performances as part of class assemblies and productions, including the Key Stage 1 Christmas Production and Early Years Christmas concerts. This recognises children’s achievements and celebrates their success.