The ACE curriculum through Music


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato


At Cavendish Close Junior Academy, the study of Music allows our children to develop a love of music and inspires them to be great musicians. Music surrounds us and we believe that music has the ability to bring pupils and communities together as well as inspire children, boost academic achievement and creativity.

We aim to inspire children and instil within them a passion for music. They learn about music from different cultures, times and listen to the work of great musicians. Children compose, perform and listen to a range of music genres. They participate in regular singing assemblies and have the opportunity to be part of a school choir at various times of the year.

At Cavendish Close we aim to promote the pure enjoyment of music by:

Giving children opportunities to express themselves through a variety of performances;

Teaching children progressively to build their self-confidence and musical knowledge;

Giving all children a variety of musical and performance opportunities;

Allowing children to collaborate with their peers and professional musicians;

Providing opportunities to listen and appreciate music from a variety of cultures and traditions, and from composers from past and present;

Ensuring a deep understanding of the inter-related musical dimensions;

Learning to play a musical instrument and the skill and enjoyment this brings;

Being imaginative and encouraging originality through exploration and playing with sound;

Learning how to record music in different ways;

Teaching singing through different genres and giving children the aspirations that music is for everyone.


Through all of these, our children are able to become ACE musicians.


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Cavendish Close Junior Academy

Deborah Drive, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 4RJ

Mrs Michelle Tague: Principal

01332 672338