Music at Sarisbury

Working and learning together

At Sarisbury, we believe that making music is a wonderful way in which to explore and express thoughts and emotions. Music can calm, excite, inspire and entertain; it can also be used to share information and ideas. Music is a timeless form of communication and is interwoven into all of our lives.

Children are given opportunities through classroom music activities:

  • To play and perform in solo and in groups, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music, including the use of musical notes, for a wide range of purposes and styles.
  • Listen to, appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

Children in Years 3 and 4 are also given the opportunity to learn various musical instruments through the ‘Listen 2 Me’ programme run by Hampshire Music Service; these include African drums, Ukulele and vocal coaching.

Close links with Brookfield Cluster Schools and wider ensembles also provide opportunities for children to participate in music activities.

A well-resourced music room ensures that all pupils have access to a wide range of musical instruments as part of our curricular provision.

A wide range of instruments are available to learn as part of the school’s extra-curricular programme. Tuition is currently offered in brass, woodwind, violin, cello, ukulele and guitar. There is a charge of £55 per term for instrumental tuition. Where places for instrumental tuition are oversubscribed, the school operates a waiting list; please contact the admin team for further information.

Please click the link below for a copy of the music policy at SJS.


Music Policy – September 2017

Music Curriculum Matrix

The SJS choir singing ‘Wings’ at the Brookfield Cluster Collaborative Concert on Monday evening. This performance was dedicated to Miss Summer Page, a much loved member of our school community.

Posted by Sarisbury Junior School on Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Our fantastic school orchestra.

Posted by Sarisbury Junior School on Tuesday, 12 December 2017