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At Brierley Hill Primary School, we are MUSICIANS!


We want our children to love music. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be music producers, songwriters, composers or rockstars!


Our vision, at Brierley Hill Primary School, is to give children access to an engaging and fun music curriculum reflecting the world they live in now, but at the same time giving them access to musical styles throughout history. Children are able to listen and appraise a variety of musical styles alongside performing pieces and creating their own compositions through the use of technology. To achieve this all children access a variety of musical games, songs, instruments, music workshops, and extra - curricular activities giving them practical hands on experience.


We hope children continue to grow in confidence as they progress through the musical curriculum and become passionate in their responses to music. Added to this we want children to become more independent learners within this area, reflect upon their learning and develop resilience within the musical world.


A singing culture will be established and nurtured within the school. Children and adults in the school will be encouraged to sing whenever appropriate to aid well-being and health as well as musical outcomes.



CUSP Music is taught from Years 1 – 6. Each year group has 6 blocks of 5 weeks teaching. Additional weeks in the academic year can be used for consolidation, revisiting or enrichment. The curriculum is designed to be delivered in 45 – 60-minute lessons, depending on the age of pupils and stage of learning. 


Across the year, each year group will focus on developing singing, playing a range of untuned and tuned instruments and building their knowledge about music. Pupils will build their knowledge and musical skills year on year, becoming more expert in playing and appraising a wide range of musical styles.  


The CUSP curriculum has a strong focus on supporting pupils to meaningfully develop their understanding of other cultures and issues that impact on the wider global community. For this reason, CUSP Music has a specific emphasis on teaching pupils about music that originates from a wide range of cultures, traditions and time periods, including those that are both similar and different to pupils’ own experience of music in modern Britain.  


Significant musicians and compositions are included throughout the curriculum.

Music Curriculum