Music is developed across all age groups from Reception to Y6. Children in Years 2-6 are taught by a music specialist and learn to play the recorder and percussion instruments.

The children are encouraged to compose, listen, discuss and perform with a variety of audiences in mind.  They learn to appreciate music of different styles, cultures and times, and to use their voices and a range of instruments as expressive media.

The standard of singing throughout the school is high. Our children have performed in the Young Voices Concerts at the O2 Arena and in the Bromley Music Prom at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon.

We have a number of peripatetic music teachers who provide lessons for a variety of instruments during school hours.


At Bishop Hooper, all children access music to understand its value to their lives. SEND pupils are encouraged to participate as music allows them to excel. We provide opportunities to progress to the next level creatively through listening, singing, playing, evaluating and composing across genres.


The curriculum develops skills through classroom activities, worship, concerts and instrument playing. Charanga lessons teach elements of music so children use language to dissect and understand it. Children learn recorders, ocarinas and percussion, enabling them to read notation and compose focusing on dimensions, feeding understanding. Body percussion and vocal sounds teach elements without instrument complexity.


Skills and understanding build year-on-year, from nursery rhymes to whole class instrumental tuition, to accessing music confidently in lower KS2. Musical skills and objectives are taught alongside an enjoyment of music throughout.


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