Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
  • Everyone is given the support they need to learn about important things like growth mindset and equality Immy
  • We are really creative at Wilby and there are lots of opportunities to express ourselves. Millie
  • Wilby is actually the best place on EarthElodie
  • We are a small school that is FULL of kindnessLuke
  • Everyone here gets along and works very hard as part of the same familyLila
  • I love Wilby because I can be myself!Martha
  • Dream Big and Work Hard and you can achieve anything at Wilby
  • Everyone here tries their hardest
  • Our brains are fantastic - we can do anything!
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Access our Music Skills Progression Chart HERE

Wilby EYFS Music Skills Development HERE


Taking part in a musical activity, in one form or another, is a key ingredient to the Wilby School day and a core element in the rich curriculum we provide.   

Music is taught as a whole class subject in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements. As part of this, all pupils in Year 2 and 3 learn to play recorder and pupils in Y4, 5 and 6 are taught to play brass instruments through the Suffolk County Council Wider Opps Music scheme.

All pupils from year Reception to Year 3 have music lessons that follow the Collins Music Express scheme of work. This involves learning to follow and copy rhythms, and begin to improvise. They also learn about dynamics, pitch and timbre. Additionally, pupils in Years 2 and 3 also learn basic notation and improvisation as part of their recorder lessons. Pupils in year 4, 5 and 6 also learn about improvisation and the history/cultural origins of different types of music during their Wider Opps Music Lessons and through focus days and topic based links.

All pupils also get the chance to use technology to enhance their musical understanding and experience: using websites and apps such as 'Chromeexperiments' and 'Garageband' they are able to explore musical loops and composition.

Singing forms a core part of our daily collective worship and we have weekly singing/choir practice for all pupils from Reception Year upwards
In addition to this, peripatetic music teachers provide individual tuition for pupils on, cello, flute and clarinet. Pupils who learn a musical instrument out of school are also encouraged to share their talents with an audience whenever possible (concerts, assemblies, musical celebration events). Pupils reach a high level of playing in all instrument and each year many enter for graded exams which are free through Suffolk County Council.

In the Autumn term YR and Y1 perform a Christmas musical and in the Summer Term our Y2-Y6 do a musical production which all pupils are able to take part in. In addition to, this we host an afternoon of Christmas Music featuring our brass groups, choirs and numerous opportunities to sing along!

In the summer term, we celebrate the musical achievements of our pupils at our annual Music for a Summer's Evening. This very popular event provides an opportunity for our pupils to perform alongside past pupils and invited professional performers. 

Pupils also have many opportunities to perform in different venues, not least of all on the stage at the Snape Maltings Concert hall in Aldeburgh. Our brass groups and choir also sing at a local nursing home and Dementia unit and perform at least once annually in a local store to raise money for the East Anglian Children's Hospice. We believe that events such as our music evenings organised to raise money for charity (including most recently a concert to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity (over £500 raised) and a 'Sing your heart out event' for the Royal Voluntary Service(over £400 raised)) are essential parts of our pupils education here at Wilby school.