Manor Field Primary School

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Subject Lead: Ms C Bond

Subject Policy: MF Music Policy

Subject Document: MF Music Curriculum Coverage and End Points 2021-22 

Subject Gallery: Music Photo Gallery

Music encourages children to be creative and innovative, it teaches presentation and performance skills, and builds confidence, self-esteem and teamwork.  At Manor Field School all children learn to play musical instruments, and to sing and play as part of an ensemble. Over time, pupils develop the skills to create their own music, and appreciate and enjoy music from many genres, traditions and countries. Music is celebrated at Manor Field school and we encourage children to perform and showcase their music learning.

In our weekly music lessons, we sing regularly and learn to play lots of different instruments from Reception through to Year 6. We learn to play handheld percussion instruments, glockenspiels, xylophones, ukuleles and keyboards. In Year 4 all children learn to play the recorder as part of our Whole Class Instrumental Tuition. We have a Year 5/6 choir that rehearses every Friday lunchtime and performs regularly in school and at events.



Intergenerational Care Home Project
This year, a group of year 6 children took part in a project called 'Intergenerational Challenge: Become A Care Home Friend', led by My Home Life England. The children learnt all about care homes and what they provide, thought about different ages and generations, and sent postcards to residents at our local care home. The project culminated in a musical performance to residents at the end of the Spring term. They performed songs from the decades including 'Walking on Sunshine', 'Rockin' All Over The World' and 'Here Comes The Sun', then enjoyed some squash and biscuits, and a chat with the residents afterwards. Well done to all the children for their enthusiasm, curiosity and kindness throughout the project!





Musical Instrument Lessons

We offer individual and group instrumental lessons for children in years 1 - 6, delivered by specialist teachers. Lessons are available during school time on guitar, ukulele, piano and keyboard, delivered by tutors from West Sussex Music ( We also offer violin lessons, delivered by Bethan Wardrobe.

Exciting News!

Not only are we proud members of West Sussex Education Music Hub, but Manor Field has been nominated to become a MUSIC MARK SCHOOL. This is in recognition of a commitment to providing a high-quality music education for all children and young people.


At Manor Field, we learn lots of songs from all over the world and in lots of different languages! Below are some of the songs we have learned from Brazil, Scotland, England, Polynesia, America, Spain, Ghana, Japan and Australia. 

Music Masters - March 2022

Years 1 and 2 singing 'Abeyo' in our weekly singing assembly. 'Abeyo' is an Australian Aboriginal Welcome song.


Years 3 and 4 singing 'Tue Tue' in our weekly singing assembly. 'Tue Tue' is a song from West Africa and sung in the Twi language.


Year 5/6 choir singing 'Mary Mack/Furrem Be Me Heen', 2 traditional songs from Scotland. 'Furrem Be Me Heen' is sung in the Scottish Gaelic language. 



 Year 5/6 choir singing 'Obaba', a traditional song from Brazil, sung in Portuguese.



Music Masters - July 2021

Year 2 Darwin singing 'Tongo', a fishing boat song from Polynesia

Year 3 Madrid singing 'Fly Like An Eagle', a Native American song


Year 4 Paris class singing in Spanish and playing the ukulele. The song is 'Vamos A Remar' (Row, Row, Row Your Boat in Spanish).

Music Masters - June 2021

Tokyo Popocatepe

Helsinki - Ukuleles

Seoul - Moon Round

Sea Stars - How Does a Lion Go

Music Masters - February 2021

Please see below some of our pupils videos from home:

Here is Magilam from Cairo class singing 'Babala Gumbala'.


Music Masters - December 2020

Sea Stars class have enjoyed learning lots of songs this half term. One of their favourite songs is 'All My Love' - here they are singing it with the ukulele.


1 Maputo class singing 'Kye Kye Kule', a call and response song from Ghana. The singing is led by Jake, Isabella, Kai and Aaradhya, with the rest of the class singing the response.


 5 Seoul class have been learning songs about Ancient Greece and history and are singing the song 'Ancient Greece', written by Miss Bond for their topic.

 6 Tokyo class have been learning about music from World War II. Here they are singing 'Hey, Mr Miller' - a song about famous American jazz musician Glen Miller, who was also in the US Army during the Second World War. Tokyo class particularly enjoyed the part where they pretended to sound like trumpets in the song!

Music Masters - November 2020

Accra class have learned songs from different countries in Africa. In this recording, Nakiso and Ricarlo are leading the singing in the call and response song 'Oweo'.

 Wagga Wagga class have been learning songs from other countries, linking in with their topic 'Around the world in 40 days'. They have really enjoyed learning songs in different languages and the biggest challenge was learning the traditional Japanese song 'Sakura'.

Jakarta class have learned songs related to their topic of Greek myths. The recording is of the class singing 'Feeling Free', about Icarus escaping and flying towards the sun.

Music Masters - March 2020

Helsinki Class Playing Recorders in their assembly - Friday 20th March 2020