Coxhoe Primary School

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 What we say about Music at Coxhoe Primary School...

"We love to use the instruments in our lessons." - Zach

"I really enjoy making our own pieces of music." - Isaac

"I love listening to music from different places. It's so interesting!" - Eva

"I enjoy it when we play musical games and sing different songs." - Thomas

"I like learning how to play a musical instrument." - Annabel

Year 6 Music Ambassadors

Coming Soon...

Curriculum Intent...

At Coxhoe Primary School, we aim to provide children with a high-quality education in Music, which develops their appraising, historical knowledge, composing and performing skills. They will consistently be given opportunities to be critical and creative within music in order to develop their skills as young musicians.

You can read our full intent, implementation and impact of the music curriculum below:

Intent, Implementation and Impact of the Music Curriculum.pdf

Coxhoe Primary School Music Policy.pdf


Tolkien Class have been composing with the pentatonic scale

Tolkien class have been exploring music through the use of a pentatonic scale. We have learnt about composing our music and have thought about the pitch of our notes, the flow of a melody and dynamics. We are still working on this and are going to compose, record and share our music.

Useful websites

Other Music Resources 

EYFS/Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2

BBC Teach, Nursery Rhymes:

BBC School Radio, Listening Skills: Music :

BBC School Radio, Listening Skills: Rhythm : 

BBC School Radio, Listening Skills - General Page : 

BBC Bring the Noise : [various resources, including 'Play It' which is a game that tests out various musical elements. 'Sonic Explorers' is a series about exploration of sound in the environment and at home.]

Scottish Book Trust: 

EYFS/KS1 music at home

Durham Music Singing Podcast: [Soundcloud link]

[Singing podcast where new songs are taught in each podcast]

BBC Bitesize, KS2 Music

[videos and games covering various musical concepts]

BBC Ten Pieces:

[exploration of various styles of music]


[Some children have logins for this resource inside their home learning journals] 

Music at home activities:

Year 3 music at home

Year 4 music at home

Year 5 music at home

Year 6 music at home


Class 11 - Remembrance Day

As part of Remembrance Day, class 11 looked at how music was used during the war. They analysed some music from the era and even had a go at creating their own. They were given the choice to either use instruments, use Garageband on the iPad to compose their music or write their own lyrics to a backing track. They had lots of fun being creative!

Reception - Exploring Musical Instruments

The children in Reception have been exploring different musical instruments and the sounds they make. They have enjoyed making lots of different noises.

Year 3 - Music

Some of the year 3 children have been exploring our musical instruments. They have used the boomwhackers to explore the pitch. They investigated which length of boomwhacker made the lowest note and which made the highest note. From this, they then used the boomwhackers to perform the song Mamma Mia.

Brass - Year 4

This year all of the children in year 4 have the opportunity to learn a brass instrument.

Recorder - Year 3

This year all of the children in year 3 have the opportunity to learn recorder. They have looked at a range of songs and have learnt lots of notes.

Guitar - Year 5

 This year all of the children in year 5 have the opportunity to learn guitar. They have begun learning how to hold the guitar properly and are learning how to play songs.

"I really enjoy guitar because I think our teacher is kind and patient. He also comes up with quite good songs. So far we have learnt all of the strings and we are starting to learn the song Old McDonald. I really enjoy it." - Lola


The Sage

Wow! What a fantastic experience we have had performing at the Sage!
We were chosen to represent all of Durham at the NE Hub Gala. We sang and signed 'Bringing Us Together', played the recorder to 'Hands, Feet and Heart' and finished by singing 'This Is Me'. We thoroughly enjoyed showcasing our talents in front of such a large audience.
The fun did not end there because we made the most out of our visit to Gateshead! We enjoyed some time playing cooperation games, a packed tea, crossed the Millennium Bridge and even an ice cream by the river! 

Durham Cathedral Outreach Project

Class 11 were very lucky and were chosen to participate in the Durham Cathedral Outreach Project. They worked with a member of the Choristers to learn a wide range of songs. They then had the amazing opportunity to go to Durham Cathedral to perform alongside other County Durham schools to the public and members of their family. They had an amazing time and put on an amazing performance!

African Drumming

We were extremely lucky to have a member of Durham Music Service come in to work with us and teach us how to African Drum. We all had a go at drumming different rhythms on different types of drums.

High School Musical

What an amazing performance! Over 50 Key Stage 2 children attended after school rehearsals to get ready for a show stopping performance of High School Musical Junior! We were lucky enough to act, sing and dance on Whitworth Park's Sensational stage to over 400 people!