St Francis Church of England Aided Primary School and Nursery

Living our High Five Values as we learn and grow together in our Christian School.

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Intent Statement


We believe that music should be an enjoyable experience for everyone. Children participate in a range of musical experiences, building up their confidence at the same time. They develop their understanding of rhythm and pitch and learn how music is structured, as well as learning technical vocabulary for these elements. As children’s confidence builds, they enjoy the performance aspect of music. Children experience listening to music from different cultures and eras. 


In music we intend for our curriculum to  


Reflection – allow time to think about our response to and appraise a variety of music from different times, traditions and cultures and consider our opinions on it.  


Exploration – learn about a variety of musical traditions, composers, eras and cultures. 


Cooperation – Understand the importance of teamwork and cooperation in the world of music.  


Independence – Discuss the music they hear and play and be able to confidently talk about the pieces  


Perseverance – understand that practice is essential in improving performances in music and that   professional musicians practice for longer that they perform.  


Engagement – Participate in a variety of musical performances in different roles.    


Golden Threads 


Spirituality – appreciate the place of music within the Christianity and other religions.  Reflect upon and analyse the words that we are singing so we give it the correct reverence.  


Diversity -  music is universal and uniting no matter what a person’s heritage they can appreciate, share, celebrate and value music from different cultures.  


Ambition – foster an appreciation for making music and provide opportunities for all children to learn an instrument and perform in different contexts and venues.