At Star of the Sea, every child has the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument, to learn how to sing, learn how to compose their own songs and appraise a wide variety of music genres including, Reggae, Baroque, Bhangra, Rock and many more. Children are encouraged and supported, to develop their love and understanding of music.Musical instruments, both tuned and untuned are part of our curriculum. Children learn to develop body percussion, play glockenspiels, recorders and ukulele. There is also the opportunity to play additional instruments through peripatetic teaching of flute, violin, keyboard, guitar and drums. There is also the chance to be part of a band!

Learning Progress:

The diagram above depicts the depth of learning that occurs as the children move through the year groups. As they progress, the colour deepens and the learning widens.

Interrelated Dimensions:

All musical learning in this scheme is built around the Interrelated Dimensions of Music: pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture, structure and notation. These dimensions are at the centre of all the learning.

Curriculum Overview 2023-24


Progression Map


Music Policy


Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Seatonville Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE25 9EG
Main office: 0191 643 2080 | Absences: 0191 643 2088

Part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales. Company registration no: 7841435
Registered office: Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH