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Music plays an important part in the life of the school, and we are supportive of OFSTED’s claims that music can have a considerable impact on the whole school. Our aim is for all children to: 


  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music


Children in KS2 are invited to join the choir and are able to perform to audiences throughout the academic year. Our large choir participates in many community and charity events, some of these are in partnership with other schools. There are opportunities to be taught to play a musical instrument by specialist teaching and visiting instrumental teachers.


There are many opportunities for children to participate in music performances including singing as part of the Young Voices choir at the O2 and as part of The Windsor Learning Partnership such as the Queen’s Coronation Choir which performed on The Long Walk as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and the Spring Music Showcase held at The Windsor Girl’s School.


All children have the opportunity to play untuned percussion instruments. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to showcase their talent and pupils are regularly given forums to perform e.g. Christmas Productions and Pick up Performance to name but a few.


At Oakfield, we use the Kapow Music Scheme to deliver high quality music lessons across the school. Kapow lesson plans aid both specialist and non-specialist staff to deliver outstanding music lessons, in line with the National Curriculum. The online scheme is innovative and interactive and enables children to learn about interrelated dimensions of music through a wide variety of genres, as well as learning music notation in age-appropriate and visual ways. Oakfield has an excellent range of tuned and untuned instruments to support this curriculum.