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Anfield Road Primary School

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Purpose of study


Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A highquality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.




The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils: 


- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians 

- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence 

- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

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Music at Anfield Road


Music is a huge part of everyday life at Anfield Road and we aim to provide experiences that ignite a passion in our children and help them to thrive. We are pride to announce that we have achieved the 'Music Mark' accreditation in recognition of our commitment to providing a high quality music education. 


Liverpool is a 'UNESCO City of Music' and the city has a lengthy record of musical success. With a musical wealth like this, it is important that we teach our children about our musical heritage from a young age. For example, as part of our year one learning challenge, the children are taught about The Beatles. This includes a Beatles tribute band who perform a concert as our school as part of the provocation day, before experiencing the Magical Mystery tour and a visit to the world famous Cavern Club.


You never know if you have the next John Lennon or Paul McCartney in your class and so it is our role to encourage and nurture children's musical skills and talents and we are very proud of the fantastic opportunities on offer. Our 'Anfield Values' state that every child has the right to learn an instrument regardless of their background and so children in Year 1 to Year 4 do so as part of their music lessons. Our Year 5 children also have the opportunity to experience musical theatre live on the West End on their residential trip to London.


Children learn many transferable skills through music and this is something that we positively promote. We hold two 'Music Extravaganza' events each year to showcase our school's talent and provide the children with the opportunity to perform to a wider audience. As well as the buzz of the audience, the children also develop their confidence, determination and resilience.


With such fantastic musical opportunties available throughout our curriculum, it is no surprise that our extra- curricular music club is a success. Curently we have 26 children in our school band playing instruments including the guitar, violin, piano and drums. We also have two very successful choirs who perform regulary at our our many events.