Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH

01226 710 329


Milefield Primary School

Engage, Inspire, Empower, Learn


The Music curriculum at Milefield Primary is taught using the National Curriculum programmes of study in conjunction with HCAT music skills progression objectives.


Music National Curriculum objectives:


HCAT Skills Progression Objectives:


As a whole school approach, the teaching of music is based on the Accelerated Learning Cycle and 5-part lesson model. In line with whole school practice, opportunities to develop and build on pupils Literacy and Numeracy skills are embedded throughout the music curriculum. Teaching of music across KS1 and KS2 centres around musical themes and where appropriate wider curriculum topics for each year group.


All pupils across KS1 and KS2 receive specialist music teaching and provision from our music teacher, Mr. Trickett. Pupils are involved in weekly music sessions where they have a wide range of opportunities to develop skills of listening, composing, performing and appraising.


Throughout time at Milefield we aim to encourage pupils to develop a passion and interest in music. We strive for every pupil to have the foundations and skills required to play an instrument and read music. Pupils have experience of a variety of instruments including keyboards, guitars, ukuleles and percussion.


We endeavour to inspire the next generation of musicians, hoping to build on the success of Grimethorpe’s historic music background; the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. We offer a range of opportunities for pupils to engage in music beyond the classroom including Young Voices; extra-curricular clubs; Milefield’s Got Talent and School Productions.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band:


Music Curriculum


Spring Term 2019-2020

The Spring term music curriculum has enabled pupils to be involved in music and develop their skills:

  • UKS2 (Y5 & Y6)- Sequencing and composing using digital technologies.
  • LKS2 (Y3 & Y4)- History of Blues Music and performance of the ‘the walking bass’.
  • KS1 (Y1 & Y2)- Instrumental skills and notation using ukuleles.


Pupils across KS2 have been involved in the Young Voices performance at Sheffield Arena. We are extremely proud of our school choir and all pupils involved who took on this project with enthusiasm and commitment.



Autumn Term 2019-2020

Across school pupils have engaged with a wide range of music opportunities through focused weekly sessions and school productions and performances. Curriculum coverage throughout the Autumn term has included:

  • UKS2 (Y5 & Y6)- “A Million Dreams” ensemble Project
  • LKS2 (Y3 & Y4)- African music including singing and ensemble skills.
  • KS1 (Y1 & Y2)- Sounds topic- exploring pitch, duration, dynamics and timbre through voice and percussion.


There have been a number of productions and performances which have involved all pupils from EYFS-Y6:

  • EYFS Harvest Festival (October 2019)
  • EYFS Christmas Sing-a-long (December 2019)
  • KS1 Nativity (December 2019)
  • KS2 Carol Service (December 2019)