Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Be on time..... gates open at 8:40 and close at 8:50 - learning starts at 8.40am in class.....


All our curriculum starts in our Foundation Stage click on the link below to see how we teach Music in EYFS


At Forestdale we want ALL children, including SEND, to be inspired to learn how to appreciate and play music.  All children learn to play the Ukulele (in Years 3/4) and the Flute (Years 5/6).  We are supported by expert music teachers from our local Music Service. By the end of Year 6 children are expected to be able to read and play from music notation.  Children also have the opportunity 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.  They regularly practise singing in groups.  Children begin 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.


In assemblies children experience a variety of composers and music (some of which our children compose!).

Forestdale follow the National Curriculum for Music which can be found at:


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark