Music Intent

Music is a unique way of communication that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and can also play an important part in helping children to feel part of a community. It is an incredibly inclusive subject, which provides opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, and to develop the skills to critically appreciate a wide variety of musical forms. As the UK is becoming an increasingly multicultural society, we have a duty to provide our children with an understanding of other cultures, in which music plays a significant role. We encourage a whole school approach which begins when children enter the school and consists of a combination of teacher-led instruction (following a scheme) and provision by external music experts. 


Ultimately, we intend our children to be able to: 

  • Develop their understanding of and appreciation for a variety of types of music.  

  • Recognise aspects of music and compare and contrast the different styles they come into contact with 

  • Become more confident performers, singing and playing instruments on their own and as part of an ensemble  

  • Develop their skills to compose and improvise their own work.