Upper Primary Music

The benefits of studying Primary Music

Our Primary Music homeschooling course covers the Music requirements of the Key Stage 2 English National Curriculum over the course of four years.

Primary Level Music is a fun and innovative course, allowing our students to not only learn about the world of music, but also to learn an instrument and read notation. Everyone will start at the beginning to ensure that they become confident, well-rounded musicians, with the confidence to sight read music independently. If the student can already read music and plays another instrument then there is the possibility to start with Level 2.

Music can often be seen as an exclusive subject, this course unlocks the door to make music accessible for everyone regardless of ability. We hope you will enjoy the journey of exploring this wonderful world.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

We offer a wide range of Upper Primary courses.

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Key topics covered

The course covers a number of different musical elements:

  • Learning the recorder
  • Listening to a range of different music genres
  • Studying music from films and composing songs
  • Composing music using household objects
  • Beat boxing
  • A singing project

More details

All students will be given a recorder in which to learn as part of a module each year. Students will gain practical experience of learning an instrument, as well as gaining the theory skills required. They will explore the history of music, enjoy singing a variety of different genres of music, and perform regularly to friends and family. By Year 6 students will be at an ABRSM Grade 3 recorder and theory standard.

In addition to music theory and the recorder, in Year 3, students will get to know the orchestra through some fabulous pieces of music. In Year 4 students will embark on a singing project to help with performance and aural skills. Year 5 explores film music, and Year 6 includes The Fabulous History of Music. Throughout each year there are many opportunities for composition, music listening and performance.

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Allow for up to 1 hour of study time per week for you and your child to complete each year of Upper Primary Music plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • Your child should be able to complete the course in 9 months.
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Course samples

Course Fees

The fee for Upper Primary Music is £495 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

Ella Cliffe

Subjects: French, Music

Maria Parfitt

Subjects: Music
Ava has been developing discipline and self-taught information enquiring skills throughout the months doing home school, which she never had in school. We came to realize that it is actually a good bonding opportunity to help her adjust to the studying method in the beginning. We are pleased to see her studying and preparing assignment without being asked of even in her free time. We find confidence and independence in her. Credits go to yourself and the tutors who have been helping her. I hope her interest in acquiring knowledge and the skills that she developed for herself will become her lifelong asset.
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Vincent Yu – Primary Level Parent

China

Thank you so much for the End of Year Reports. What lovely reports! The girls were so happy to read their tutors’ comments and I am very proud of them. It has been a pleasure working with all of you and I wish you success and prosperity in the next and all the academic years ahead. It looks like the future of learning is heading in the direction of online learning and you are a brilliant school that will continue to thrive and lead in this domain. As I mentioned before, I have recommended you to many of my friends, and we look forward to working with you again sometime in the future.
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Racha – Primary Homeschooling Parent

Libya

Our experience with Wolsey Hall Oxford has been excellent! Ella is thriving on her Primary homeschooling courses. She is enjoying the creativeness of the English programme and how it allows learning while bringing in her own interests such as a biography on her favourite author.
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Bron Naude, Primary Homeschooling Parent

Ireland

The Wolsey Hall approach to reading and phonics is especially well designed. Wolsey approaches learning letter sounds in “layers”. This has made it possible for our daughter to learn to read in a matter of weeks without being overwhelmed. We find it remarkable that our 4 year old daughter is reading small books all on her own with confidence and enjoying it very much.
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Correne Hankins – Primary Homeschooling Parent

USA

Zacharias really wants to read. He keeps showing up with books pointing at words and letters. He also starts writing by himself things he names. Like his famous dinosaurs. It isn’t the correct spelling, but he gets closer and closer to it. Something we as parents have been waiting for a long time. Once he can read and write, the world is his.
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Maria Isabel Carillo – Primary Homeschooling Parent

Spain