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Music at Sea View

Purpose of study

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 talent 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 to the best in the musical canon.



The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  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
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


Playing along to 'Kindy Rock' and listening to instructions to 'play' and 'stop' playing our instruments when asked.



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We have been learning our Sea View rap with actions.

Gruffalo music

After reading, ‘The Gruffalo’, we retold the story by adding sound effects using different instruments. We explored changing the pace and rhythm at different points of the story, for example, at exciting points.

Chinese New Year Music

We imitated movement in response to music and tapped out simple repeated rhythms. 

Year One

We have been learning to keep the beat this term. We have been singing songs and keeping the beat with non-tuned percussion instruments and body percussion.

Using instruments to keep the beat.

Year Two

High and low pitch

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We learned about pitch and learned to recognise high and low pitch. We looked at examples of animals that make high and low pitch sounds. We also learned some new songs with different pitches in them.

Can you recognise the high and low pitches?

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Year Three

Learning how to play a tune on an instrument

This term we have been exploring a number of different ways to create music.  We have used our bodies to explore rhythm and pulse and selected instruments to create sound effects to a story.  In this session we learned about musical notes and how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star using a glockenspiel.  

Year Four


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During our Music topic of "In the Past" we have been looking at the effect of pitch and how how we can change pitch using our voices and musical instruments.

We also wrote and performed our own pitch songs using "high, middle, low"

Year Five

At The Movies.

After studying how music was used in silent movies to help tell a story and how throughout the history of movies music has played an integral part in setting the tone and mood of a movie, we decided to create our own theme tunes. We used Garage Band to compose a theme tune for our movie trailers for our novel "The Explorer" by Katherine Rundell.


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Year Six

In preparations for our Leavers’ Assembly at the end of the year, we have been practising a drumming routine using the DjembašŸ„ We are learning how to produce different musical textures using our fingers and palms to beat the drum. Watch out for upcoming performance…


  • Reception 90.44
  • Year 1 96.44
  • Year 2 93.88
  • Year 3 94.79
  • Year 4 93.75
  • Year 5 93.75
  • Year 6 92.36
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Sea View Primary, Horsley Hill Community Campus,

Norham Avenue North, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 7TD

Telephone: 01914274343


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