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Subject Intent

Our intention is to provide the children with a wide range of cultures and diversity in composers and performers, so that they understand that everyone is capable of producing and performing high quality music, regardless of background, race, gender etc.

To increase pupils’ prospects by:

Enabling them to effectively think like a musician and gain age appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of Music.

  1. Individual growth and aspiration
  • Compose and perform with age-appropriate confidence, enjoyment and skill, building on accuracy, fluency, control and expression over time.
  • Work together with peers and adults to assess and be assessed, taking feedback on board and using it to improve their work.
  • Work collaboratively on compositions and performances.
  • Understand the role of music outside of school.
  • Understand and experience the benefits of performing as a solo performer, in small groups and as part of a larger band/orchestra/choir.
  • Understand the importance of practice, rehearsal and commitment in both the learning of a musical instrument and wider life skills.
  • All children to have the opportunity to say “I am musical” in later life.
  • Understand the role and opportunities that music could have in later life.
  1. Individual cultural identity, global citizenship and equality of all
  • Increase individual “cultural capital” by listening to and becoming familiar with British and World music by great composers and successful artists.
  • Listen to, compose, play and perform music in a wide variety of styles including those from other cultures.
  • Understand that anybody can be a composer/musician, regardless of race, background or culture.
  1. Media skills and communication
  • Understand the role of music in film, theatre, adverts, art, story-telling etc. Compose, play and perform music for a wide range of purposes.
  • Communicate a wide range of musical ideas through fluent use of musical terms, age-appropriate composition, age-appropriate recording techniques including use of pictorial scores and musical notation and age-appropriate performance.
  • Listen to, enjoy and respond to music as part of a receptive audience.  
  1. Participatory citizenship and entrepreneurship  (LEEs)
  • Understand how music can be used to make money.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular playing and performing.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in performing for members of our community.
  1. Responsibility of the environment, well-being and a sustainable future
  • Enjoy listening to a breadth of music.
  • Express opinions and make choices about music when listening, composing, playing and performing.
  • Understand and explain the role of listening to, playing and performing music with regard to our own well-being.


The Interelated Dimensions of Music

Whole School Music Overview: 

Music Whole School Overview
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