Emsworth Primary School

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At Emsworth Primary School we believe Music is an important subject through which children can express themselves. Music has a high profile in our school and as well as children having a weekly whole class music lesson they are encouraged to take advantage of the various extra-curricular music opportunities available. Strong links with Hampshire Music Service enable us to offer specialist tuition in woodwind, piano/keyboard and strings with visiting teachers from the service. Pupils are encouraged to reach high standards, thus gaining confidence in playing and performing. Each year we see pupils taking external music examinations as well as performing in music concerts throughout the year. Classical music lessons are a primary focus at Emsworth Primary School, however we realise that formal tuition is not for every child therefore we also offer world-influenced drumming (Friday 3:15-4:15) and the recent addition of Rocksteady, which will provide children the exciting opportunity for children to play as part of their very own rock band! 

Throughout their time with us, we strive to provide children with a wide range of musical opportunities to experience music in different forms such a singing, performing and composing. All children sing together daily in assembly. Each Christmas, children take part in a Christmas Performance for parents and members of the community. This is an ideal opportunity for children to learn and enjoy music together as a larger group. We now do three different shows- Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2! At the end of Year 6, all children have the chance to perform in an end of year production. The children thoroughly enjoy working together to produce a show and this gives them a memorable ending to their primary school music experience. 

The school choir of 30 children have choir practise every Tuesday at 3:15-4:15 with Miss George and Fiona (pianist). The choir perform regularly in the community at events from larger ones such as the Harvest and Christmas Town Square services to singing for local businesses and nursing homes. Please feel free to come along and support us! 

Here are some photos of us enjoying making music in the music room: 

Music Curriculum Topic Outline

Music Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1 Summer 2
Year R Exploring Sound Rainbow Fish Dragon Dance The Weather On the Beach  On the Beach
Year 1  Developing the Elements  As Cold as Ice  Portsmouth The Weather  World Music Africa  The Great Fire of London
Year 2  Exploring Pulse and Rhythm Lest we Forget/ Snow  The Storm/Twister  Samba  Jelly Roll Blues  Sorbet
Year 3  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me 
Year 4  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me  Listen to Me 
Year 5  Exploring Music for Dramatic Effect Stomp Junk Music Using Keyboards/Aquarium Gods Jigging Backwards and Forwards   Eleanor Rigby
Year 6   Nanuma Britain since 1931  Funky Fives  Counting in 7 Song Writing Activities  BBC Ten Pieces 

 Music Extra-Curricular Outline

Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday


Mrs Pinnell

Choir 3:15-4:15


Thursday PM 

Drumming 3:15-4:15


Mrs Pinnell


Mrs Kelsall

Violin Lessons 

Mrs Kelsall

Keyboard Lessons 

Mrs Durham 


Guitar Lessons

Mr Hardcastle