The universal language of music drives our Music curriculum. We aim to give every child an inspiring and engaging experience that sets them on a lifelong love of music. Our curriculum gives children opportunities to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music from around the world, from different periods of history and in different styles and genres focussing on specific skills which you can see in our progression document. Click tab to view document:

Music Progression

The process of how music is created, produced, and communicated through their voices, percussion based instruments and technology is developed as each year progresses. Children are given the opportunity to express their own creativity using their developing skills in a variety of different scenarios and allowing them to move on to the next level of musical excellence.

Iqra works very closely with the Slough Music Hub to provide quality and engaging experiences extended through external performances.

We deliver music in line with the National Curriculum Expectations:


Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


Pupils should be taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.

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