At Sarisbury, we believe that making music is a wonderful way in which to explore and express thoughts and emotions. Music can calm, excite, inspire and entertain; it can also be used to share information and ideas. Music is a timeless form of communication and is interwoven into all of our lives.

Children are given opportunities through classroom music activities:

  • To play and perform in solo and in groups, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music, including the use of musical notes, for a wide range of purposes and styles.
  • Listen to, appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

Children in Years 3 and 4 are also given the opportunity to learn various musical instruments through the ‘Listen 2 Me’ programme run by Hampshire Music Service; these include African drums, Ukulele and vocal coaching.

Close links with Brookfield Cluster Schools and wider ensembles also provide opportunities for children to participate in music activities.

A well-resourced music room ensures that all pupils have access to a wide range of musical instruments as part of our curricular provision.

A wide range of instruments are available to learn as part of the school’s extra-curricular programme. Tuition is currently offered in brass, woodwind, violin, cello, ukulele and guitar. There is a charge of £55 per term for instrumental tuition. Where places for instrumental tuition are oversubscribed, the school operates a waiting list; please contact the admin team for further information.

Please click the link below for a copy of the music policy at SJS.

Music Policy – September 2017

Music Curriculum Matrix