At Gillibrand we aim to give the children a broad and balanced musical education. They will learn about:



Transcribing - Writing Music

Describing Music – listening and appreciating

The children will cover a wide range of musical aspects and be offered the opportunity to:

Play a musical instrument as part of a whole class.

     From Reception through to Year 3 a new instrument is introduced.

Reception - Tuned and untuned percussion instruments

Year 1 - Glockenspiel

Year 2 – Ocarina

Year 3 – Recorder

The children are also given opportunity to practice the previous year group(s) instruments in order to allow them to progress and develop their performing skills effectively.  From Year 4 to Year 6, children consolidate and build upon their performing skills using the full range of instruments.  They are also provided with opportunities to:

•             Sing as part of a whole school choir.

•             Investigate the History of Music.

•             Create and experiment with different sounds and instruments.

•             Be able to read music on the Treble Clef


We have a choir in school which meets every Tuesday after school, and are encouraged to actively participate in community events where possible.

Individual instrument lessons are also available through Lancashire Music Service. We currently offer keyboard lessons, Wednesdays before school.

Both our choir and musicians are given the opportunity to perform within whole school assemblies, class assemblies and out in the community at events.