Dore Primary School is proud to be assessed as a CHAMPION Music School by The Sheffield Music Hub.


At Dore Primary School, it is our intention that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing across a wide range of historical periods, traditions and musical genres.  Our objective is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music plays in any person’s life. 

We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider world, and are able to use their musical skills and experience to involve themselves in projects and opportunities, at school and beyond.   Our music curriculum ensures students sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate.  We want to give all children the opportunity to sing, perform and to learn a range of musical instruments whilst at primary school.  We aim to instil confidence in all our musical performers and provide opportunities for our high-attaining singers and performers to celebrate their achievements.   

The music curriculum is embedded in classroom activities as well as the weekly singing assembly and regular concerts and performances.  The elements of music are taught in the classroom so that children are able to use the language of music and understand how it is made, played and appreciated.  In the classroom, children learn how to play percussion and tuned instruments.  They also learn how to compose, focusing on the different dimensions of music. 


Music News:

  • Y6 – Computing – micro:bit
    In Computing this half term, Year 6 have been learning to use the micro:bit. This small but powerful circuit board is packed full of interesting hardware and computational power. So far, children have explored the basic inputs (e.g. buttons, movement) and outputs (e.g. LED lights) and have experimented with adding external components such as a […]
  • Whole School – On the Last Day Before Christmas…
    … my true love sent to me a fantastic whole-school assembly! Every child (and adult) in school came together in the junior hall to enjoy and join in with performances from the Junior Choir and the Y2 Nativity. This lovely event was completed with a full rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas, with each […]
  • Y5 Music Learning – Glockenspiels
    Over the past few weeks, Y5 have had an opportunity to develop their music learning by mastering glockenspiels. They learnt to play the Abba classic “Mamma Mia” and sing along to the lyrics at the same time. They showcased their learning for the whole school at Y5 Celebration Assembly and impressed staff and pupils alike […]
  • Y3H Musical Showcase
    The children of Y3H have been working hard as a team to prepare for their musical showcase. In front of families and very lucky pupils from other classes, the children showed what they could do. It was impressive stuff using thoer voices, bodies and, of course, violins, they demonstrated a keen understanding of picth, rhythm, […]
  • Year 3 Music – Myth Soundtracks
    To finish our Ancient Egypt learning journey, Year 3 have been composing soundtracks for the myths they have written. First, we listened to the soundtrack to the Mummy film and discussed the mood, tempo, pitch and other dynamics. We then made artistic responses to the different sections of the piece. We filmed this to make […]