Holme Junior & Infant School


Music Leader: Mrs Guest

Music curriculum

Our music curriculum fosters:

Creativity - allowing children to express themselves through music

Community – inviting our community to experience the music we make in school and also inviting local performers in

Diversity – children experience a wide variety of genres and music from different cultures

Confidence – pupils are encouraged to perform in front of variety of audiences: within our school, our community and our region

Enjoyment – music lessons are active and fun


Pupils are taught music through the strands below:

  • Singing
  • Listening and appraising
  • Music theory, rhythm and notation
  • Composing
  • Playing an instrument
  • Performing
 Holme School Music Progression Map.pdfDownload
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Children learn the following instruments each year:

EYFS – play a variety of instruments through exploratory play and compose using non-pitched instruments eg. drum

Year 1 – Ocarina

Year 2 – Recorder

Year 3/4 - Ukulele

Year 5/6 - Violin

Pupils are also given the opportunity to create music using digital software such as Purple Mash (2Beat and 2Sequence) and Garage Band.

Music lessons

Over a third of our children also take peripatetic music lessons with the brilliant teachers from Musica Kirklees in flute, piano, a range of brass, percussion, guitar and ukulele. 

Music Events

Events our children are involved in include:

  • The Festival of Folk, Holmfirth
  • Mrs Sunderland Singing Festival
  • Music for Youth Regional Festival
  • Let's Sing 2023
  • Carol singing at various venues (The Fleece Inn, Holme; Co-op, Holmfirth; Monkey Business Playgroup, Holmbridge)

Recently, we were invited to Birmingham Symphony Hall to play alongside the Holmfirth High School Orchestra as part of the Music For Youth Festival. 

Music Mark

For our dedication to music, we have been awarded Music Mark 2023. 

Useful documents

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