There are three main areas in music. They are Performing, Composing and Listening (and Appraising).

These three areas involve being able to…

  • Understand the nature of music
  • Communicate through creative music making
  • Evaluate learning to inform good practise.

The pupils sing together as a class every lesson and performance opportunities are given for pupils who play a musical instrument. Different aspects of their learning are introduced by listening to music and identifying its musical features. Pupils work in groups and create their own compositions and/or arrangements of music which are filmed, viewed and peer/self assessed.

Pupils at Kirkburton Middle School can receive instrumental and vocal lessons through Kirklees Music School (KMS). An application form for these can be acquired via the School Office or available to download from the Kirklees Music School website at

In order for KMS to make arrangements for teaching to commence in September 2017, application forms will need to be returned to the Music school via the School Office by Friday 16th June 2017.