Music Intent

Our music curriculum aims to engage and inspire our pupils, encouraging a life-long love of music. Children will listen to, respond to and learn about music of different genres, countries and historical eras, encouraging a greater understanding of the world as a changing and diverse place (Expressive). To allow our learners to clearly express their appreciation of music, the curriculum aims to equip them with the language and understanding of each of the elements of music.

Frequent revisiting of the musical elements is planned for to enhance recall and facilitate deeper understanding as the children mature. We aim for this knowledge to support children as they create their own music through improvisation and composition (Constructive). In addition, we endeavour to create confident musicians, vocally and instrumentally, and recognise that this requires a combination of knowledge and skills alongside regular practice.

A large proportion of music curriculum time is dedicated to singing and playing the glockenspiel. Whilst developing glockenspiel proficiency, children will learn to understand the essentials of staff notation. To instil confidence and a sense of achievement in our learners, formal singing performances are included for two-year groups, with informal performances encouraged throughout (Technical).

Our intent is to deliver a music curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of musical learning and discovery. Progression in learning is clearly mapped from Year 2 to Year 7 in the attached knowledge progression grid.

May 2024


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