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Dogsthorpe Academy


Learn – We learn about Music through whole class sessions, WCIT sessions from Peterborough Music hub and by sharing Music we love.   

Engage -  We engage children by demonstrating the role and power of music in everyday life. We facilitate open discussions and encourage full immersion into the subject through a range of different methods: whole class singing, experimentation with composition and lyric writing, as well as the love of listening to friends, peers and teachers favourite music.  

Achieve -  We want our pupils to reach their full potential in music through listening, composition, and performances, whilst experimenting with creativity.  We give children the opportunity to thread music directly through their school day across the curriculum and challenge their ambitions. 

Prepare – We prepare children for a life full of music by sharing a wide range of musical genres, instruments and performance types, allowing them to engage with the specific type of music that suits them. Music is the soundtrack to their lives, connecting them to an ever-changing world, allowing them to understand and appreciate a range of artistic endeavours. 


At Dogsthorpe Academy, our music curriculum aims to provide all pupils with a high quality music education, which engages and inspires children to develop a life-long love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity and imagination, and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement. Children participate in a wide range of activities to develop their talents in all aspects of music including rhythm work, instrumental skills, composition, singing and appreciation. 

We believe that opportunities for children to play in small groups or ensemble also helps to foster essential life skills such as co-operation, mutual support, self-discipline and commitment. 

Music plays an important role in helping children to feel part of a community. We organise and collaborate in projects to enable children to share their musical skills at different events both inside and outside of school. 

We are proud to be members of Peterborough Music Hub, an organisation funded and supported by the Department for Education.  Peterborough Music Hub works with schools, arts, community and voluntary organisations to deliver music education provision for Peterborough.  This year, we are proud to welcome Mrs Smith from Peterborough Music Hub, teaching the children in Year 4 Samba drumming!                                                                                         


During our INSET day with Music Consultant Sue Nicholls, our teachers and teaching assistants loved the activities, especially the chair drumming! 





We are also fostering a sense of Music through History looking at famous composers and musicians from around the World - a new one each week - check out the section called Music of the Week!