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St. Barnabas CE Primary School Curriculum
St. Barnabas delivers a theme based curriculum.  Each new topic has an exciting launch, a chance for children to explore the theme in depth and a final celebration of learning.
progression of skills has been carefully mapped from Reception to Year 6.
Each theme incorporates several subject areas.
Within each theme we promote a whole school Christian value every half term, which is rooted in theology.
The class pages show the current theme.


It is our intention that by the time our Year 6 pupils are ready to move to High School they will have developed a life-long interest and enjoyment of music, through playing a variety of instruments, singing a wide selection of songs and listening to music from all cultures and styles. They will have increased their skills and knowledge of Composition, Singing Clarity and Performance.

All pupils from Pre-school through to Year 6 have daily, weekly, termly and yearly musical experiences which will help to promote and develop interpersonal skills, self-confidence and build resilience. Every child is encouraged to be actively involved in creative thinking and individuality. We emphasise the importance of the ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, where having fun and experimenting with music is often the key to their learning, the process being equally, if not more important, than the end result. Opportunity is given for children to take the lead, explore, investigate, compose and make discoveries for themselves alongside the teaching of key skills and knowledge.

There will be many opportunities for shared quality experiences and performances with families and the wider community.


Skills Progression Curriculum Overview


Peripatetic lessons (all are within the school day) This is a great opportunity to play keyboard, Drums, lead and Bass Guitar and Sing Vocals as part of a Band.
  • Drumming (Drum Kit)
  • Flute (Currently only available via on-line tuition)
  • Clarinet (Currently only available via on-line tuition)
  • Guitar (In school on a Thursday afternoon)
  • Ukelele (With Year 4-First Access Music Eduaction  FAME)
  • Violin
Dates for your Diary
Rock Steady School performance at the end of each term
Young Voices May 2021 (date to be confirmed)


Photos from GottaSing 2019 (Palace Theatre Redditch) Young Voices


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