Music Intent


Following the national curriculum for Music, our intent is that all our children will:


  • Sing and use their voices individually and in a group.
  • Create and compose music on their own and with others.
  • Use technology appropriately when composing.
  • Have opportunities to learn a musical instrument.
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.


  • Foster curiosity and creativity about what they are learning through exposure to a wide range of music and opportunities to perform.
  • Foster a love of learning new knowledge and skills in music, a love of building on existing knowledge and skills and finally a love of creating and composing music.
  • Have resilience and determination to improve in all areas of music curriculum knowing that it is OK to not get things right all of the time and we learn from our mistakes.


  • Enjoy and appreciate a wide range of music in our daily lives.
  • Further develop skills and knowledge in singing and the playing of musical instruments both independently and within a group.


  • A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum delivered mainly through the Charanga scheme of work.
  • Skills and knowledge delivered through specific learning sequences building on prior knowledge and skills.
  • Children have access to key vocabulary and meanings in order to understand musical terms which helps them specifically in the areas of composing and performing.
  • Children will reflect on previous learning and cross curricular links will be made wherever possible.
  • Music expertise supports classroom teaching through the Rutland music hub projects accessible to each year group as well as performance opportunities.
  • Specific instrumental skills taught to individual children through peripatetic teachers in school weekly.
  • Timetabled year group opportunities for musical performance planned across the school eg music evening, Christmas, Easter and end of year productions.


The impact of our music curriculum is that each child learns more, knows more and remembers more so that they reach their full potential in this curriculum area. 

  • Most children will achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will have a wide appreciation and enjoyment of listening to and playing different musical genres and styles on one or more instruments.
  • Children will have experienced performing musically and some children will go on to develop further skills in this area.
  • Children will have experienced composing and some children will use these skills and knowledge to develop this area further.
  • Children are able to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose – either as listener, creator or performer.