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Subject Leader Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Overview - Music

‘Every child has an enquiring mind about the world and their place in it.'

At Sherwood Park the intent of our Music curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and maximises the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. The curriculum will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Sherwood Park provides opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music. Our curriculum aims to develop the children’s skills, attitudes and attributes that will support their learning in all areas and that are required for everyday life.



  • 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
  • To learn to sing and use their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others
  • To be offered the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument
  • To use technology appropriately
  • To understand and explore how music is created through pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notation
  • To develop an appreciation of music that will continue through school and beyond



At Sherwood Park, we aim to make music an enjoyable experience and encourage children to participate in a variety of musical activities. We provide opportunities for children to work both independently and with others. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through the Charanga scheme of work offered in partnership with Bird College, the music hub for Bexley. All music lessons are taught either in the music room or in the classroom. Singing is valued across the whole of Sherwood Park through lessons, singing assemblies and choir practice.

Planning follows the Charanga scheme of work to ensure children in both key stages have access to an interesting music curriculum. The three areas covered are:

- Listening and appraising
- Musical activities
- Performing



By the end of KS1, pupils should be able to sing expressively and creatively, play instruments musically, concentrate whilst listening to music and create original music.

By the end of KS2, pupils should be able to play and perform individually and as part of a group, improvise and compose music, use and understand a variety of musical notations, listen and appreciate a range of music and develop an understanding of the history of music.

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