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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Aims:

We aim to inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.

Pupils are given the opportunity to:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Subject Policy:

Click here for the policy

How is the curriculum planned:


In Early Years Music is mainly taught by the class teachers, but they also have access to lessons taught by our specialist teacher, 1 half term a year. Music is taught through the Area of Learning: Expressive Arts and Design. 

Years 1 - 6:

In Upper KS2 our weekly music lessons are taught by our specialist music teacher (see topics in Curriculum Overviews). In Lower KS2 and KS1 Music is mainly taught by the class teachers, with each of these classes having access to lessons taught by our specialist teacher, 1 half term a year. 

As well as through their music lessons, pupils are taught to sing during our weekly Hymn Practice. The children have the opportunity to play a range of musical instruments including the guitar, piano and violin. We hold various musical events throughout the year including productions, workshops, assemblies and an annual Carol Concert. We hold annual Music Performances giving pupils to opportunity to showcase the work they have been doing in their music lessons.

Links to the following documents:

Topic Overviews:

Click here for the Topic Overviews

Progression Framework:

Click here for the whole school Progression Framework

National Curriculum: 

Click here for the National Curriculum for Music

EYFS Early Adopter Framework 2020:

Click here for the EYFS Framework

Websites to support home learning:

Bring the Noise: Early Years

KS1 Bitesize

KS2 Bitesize