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Ashbourne Primary Musicians!
All the photographs to show you what we are up to in music can be found here!

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Music at Ashbourne Primary School brings joy, inclusion and self-expression to the fore.

Our work is underpinned by our vision and aims: ‘Nurturing aspiration through happy, creative learning’. Our PRAISE aims are at the heart of every lesson and our focus on the removal of barriers to learning is firmly embedded into all areas of the Music curriculum.

Our children love to sing and will develop the skills and confidence to sing and play together and express themselves freely. Participation is encouraged through direct teaching and extra-curricular choir, bands, performances and individual lessons. Special assemblies feature singing, listening to music and learning about great composers.

All children will learn to play a variety of instruments: untuned and percussion, handbells, recorders and, in Year 6, an orchestral instrument. Our choir, bands and players present several concerns each year, including a large musical production in the summer, and take their music out into the community.

New for Autumn 2021…

Also watch this space for news of our Autumn Music Festival!

Introducing our Rocksteady Bands!

Children across our school have the opportunity to play a range of instruments, including drums, electric guitar, lead guitar and vocals in our Rock Steady band. We play and sing from memory with confidence and practise so the notes are clear. At the end of the year we enjoy performing to the whole school, including our parents!


Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed mastering the recorder, playing in solo and ensemble contexts and learning to understand staff and musical notation.

Instruments in Y6


All children in Year 6 receive instrumental tuition. The programme covers performance (voice and instrument), technical ability, notation, elements of music (pitch, dynamics etc) listening and composing.