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In the Koinonia Federation, our vision for curriculum is to ignite pupils’ curiosity and encourage them to confidently explore and understand the world around them through a broad variety of musical experiences; we strive to ensure that our children will go out into the world as passionate and ambitious musicians.

In the primary phase, we have a broad and balanced music curriculum from Nursery to Year 6. Our music curriculum encourages children to cultivate a love of different genres of music, teaches children how to use musical vocabulary within discussion, gives opportunities for our children to perform both vocal and instrumental music and allows them to begin to explore and analyse pieces of music as a musician. 

In our Federation, we believe all children are able to be musicians. Our music curriculum is ambitious for all our children, enabling every child to work to their full potential through high quality teaching. Additionally, all children have the opportunity to be taught by our secondary music specialist each year, enabling them to learn first-hand from a professional musician.

Children will leave our primary phase fully equipped with a secure foundation in four main musical concepts: performance, composition, listening and appraisal. Our spiral curriculum ensure that all concepts are revisited within the Secondary phase curriculum to securely embed their knowledge. By the end of their primary school journey, all children will become proficient in playing at least one musical instrument (such as the recorder or ukulele) and have the opportunity to perform before a live audience.

Beyond the classroom curriculum, music is an integral part of our Federation. Children have the opportunity to sing every day in Collective Worship, with a weekly singing Collective Worship dedicated to developing our vocal skills. As part of our extra-curricular activities, we offer a weekly choir and violin club, with performance opportunities each term, allowing children to engage with their love of music outside of the classroom. As part of our cultural capital offer, our students have the opportunity to go on educational visits and attend live music concerts during their Primary school journey. Furthermore, we have a ‘Composer of the Term’, which allows children learn about a wide variety of composers from different time periods, broadening their understanding of the musical world.

Places to visit

One of the best things about living in the nation’s capital is all of the incredible cultural opportunities on our doorstep. Below are just a few venues and musical ensembles across London that you can visit to help music come alive for the whole family:

The Royal Albert Hall

The Southbank Centre

The O2

The Royal Opera House

The Wigmore Hall

The Barbican Centre

The London Philharmonic Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra