Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Purpose of Study

We begin with the assumption that all children are musical and have a right to learn to play, sing, compose and appreciate music alone and with others. Music is fundamental to being human and all can develop their identity, a sense of belonging and their character through rehearsing, playing, singing, appreciating and listening to music.  Following an excellent musical education, Oasis Academy Silvertown children will grow into adults who can enjoy, appreciate and engage with music throughout their lives.

In the music department we are:

·        Promoting creativity: Engaging all pupils in musical experiences and opportunities that develop their confidence to express feelings and thoughts, experiment with new musical ideas and engage their imaginations.

·        Promising inclusivity: Inspiring all pupils to develop a lifelong love and appreciation of a variety of musical styles and traditions. Ensuring all experience the power of music to draw people together and facilitate positive communication. Ensuring that all are equipped for further musical study if they choose it.

·        Pursuing excellence: Developing pupils’ skills, knowledge and understanding in music so that musical outcomes are excellent and aspirations are raised.


The Oasis Academy Silvertown curriculum for music aims to assess the musical skills, knowledge and understanding that pupils enter the academy with and then to work with them to ensure that all pupils:

·        perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

·        learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, learn to play musical instruments and use music technology skilfully

·        understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the musical elements: dynamics, rhythms, instrumentation, pitch, structure, tempo, articulation, timbre, texture and appropriate musical notations.

·        develop a lifelong love of music underpinned by knowledge, skills, confidence and a belief that they are a musician

·        have sufficient musical skill and understanding by the end of KS3 that allows them to continue their musical learning independently or by studying GCSE music if they wish

·        engage in extra curricular clubs and enrichment activities that allow them to develop their own musical interests and skills. 

Music Curriculum Overview


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1     Summer 2

Weeks 1-3 in music room.

Weeks 4-8 in LRC

Final weeks in music room.


Sing up




Keyboard skills



African drumming and singing

Intro to music tech - loops

Hall of the mountain king – the orchestra


Guitar skills

Dance music logic composition

Whole class band

Beethoven Symphony 5 – sequencing project



Making the band

Haydn trumpet concerto – sequencing project




Indian Classical


AOS5 1950s to present day

Solo performing

AOS5 1950s to present day

AOS3 Rhythms of the World

AOS4 Film Music

Composition 1


AOS2 The Concerto Through Time

Composition 2

Ensemble performing

Composition 2







Music Curriculum Video