CE First School

Inspiring Learning for Life

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Our aim at Cropthorne is to:  

  • engage the children in musical knowledge, appreciation and understanding  

  • inspire a love of music which the children can enjoy for their lives  

  • develop the children’s confidence to critically listen, compose and perform music across a diverse range of traditions  

  • develop their own agency over their personal creativity and musical appreciation 




  • children in KS2 learn an instrument (recorder, ukulele and clarinet) under the tuition of an external music specialist
  • children in KS1 and EYFS learn music through specialist workshops, some discrete sessions and in combination with other areas of learning
  • all children are taught singing in weekly practices 
  • all children take part in our whole-school performance in the Spring term where music and drama combine 




Children leave Cropthorne with a lively understanding of musical traditions and a considered belief in their own musical tastes and style. They will have been introduced to the best of the musical canon and had opportunities to learn instruments and perform with their peers. They will leave our school inspired to continue their individual musical journey with independence and confidence.