Latymer Prep School



At Latymer Prep School we seek to provide a lively and stimulating introduction to Music for all and to guide children of all abilities towards the fullest realisation of their potential.  We hope the pupils will develop an all-round understanding of and enthusiasm for music, which they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

The aims and objectives of Music are to enable children:

  • To 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. We aim to incorporate music composed and performed by an ethnically diverse range of artists and composers.
  • To learn to sing, use their voices, to create and compose music on their own or with others, have the opportunity to play in class in groups on the drums and on the xylophones, to learn the recorder in Year 3 and an orchestral instrument in Year 4, to join a variety of ensembles, to join choirs, to use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • To understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions:pitch, duration, dynamics,tempo, timbre,texture,structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations. 
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Appreciate a range of works from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.
  • To listen to recordings of their performances and compositions as well as evaluate themselves
  • To participate in concerts, assemblies, festivals, musical outreach and events
  • To attend concerts