Monksdown Primary School

Monksdown Primary School



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Key Documents

Music Policy 

Music Intent, Implementation and Impact

Adaptations to the Curriculum for Pupils with SEND (Curriculum Statements)

Music Charanga Curriculum Overview

Progression of Skills in Music


Our Vision

At Monksdown Primary School, we create a passion for music in our children that will stay with them throughout their lives. Our aim is to ensure that music is an inspiring and engaging experience which enables every child to develop their musical potential as well as an appreciation of the value of music that is deeply personal to them. We want the children at Monksdown to have a curiosity for the subject and a respect for the role that music can play in a person’s life.

At Monksdown Primary School, we endeavour to provide a variety of musical experiences through a curriculum which develops learning, improves knowledge and promotes pupil well-being through building up the confidence of all children. Music can impact the way that children feel, think and act; we want music to encourage the body and mind to work together, develop motor skills and allow self-expression.


Latest Music News and Activities: 

Musicians of the Month


September 2022

This month’s Musician(s) of the Month are:

The Beatles


October 2022 

This month’s Musician(s) of the Month are:

Tracy Chapman

Nina Simone

November 2022

This month’s Musician(s) of the Month are:

Dame Vera Lynn

Lin-Manuel Miranda 


December 2022 

This month’s Musician(s) of the Month are:



January 2023

This month’s Musician(s) of the Month are:

David Bowie

The Supremes

February 2023

This month’s Musician(s) of the Month are:


Aretha Franklin

March 2023

This month’s Musician(s) of the Month are:

Elvis Presley



Singing @ Monksdown

Due to popular demand, the choir will now expand from year 4 to include children from years 2 and 3. This will be after school on a Tuesday until 4 o’clock. 

The choir performed at ASDA raising vital funds for our wonderful school, well done children!! 


The choir performed at St John Bosco in front of an audience for the very first time. They sang their hearts out and did us all proud! Well done guys, the first of many performances to come! 

‘Monksdown does Eurovision’

Exciting news!!!!!

Liverpool has been chosen as the host city of the 67th Eurovision song contest. 

Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl welcomed the choice: “Liverpool is the ideal place to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine.” As a school we will be doing lots of activities leading up to the final!! Watch this space!!! 

Liverpool to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on behalf of Ukraine

We are excited to announce that we will be doing a performance in May 2023 to commemorate Liverpool hosting Eurovision this year. Each class will also do lots of exciting activities on the lead up to the final.

Each year group has been allocated a country and the song that that country performed famously in previous Eurovision competitions. 

Year Group Country Music
EYFS UK Buck’s Fizz – Making your mind up
Year 1 Sweden Abba – Waterloo
Year 2 Denmark The Olsen Brothers – Fly on the Wings of Love
Year 3 Ukraine O Torvald – Time
Year 4 Ireland Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington – Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids
Year 5 Iceland Daoi Freer – Think About Things
Year 6 Austria Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix

Musical Lessons 

We are pleased to announce that year 3 and 4 will now receive whole-class Ukulele tuition by Mr Smithson from Resonate.