Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement - Music


What are we trying to achieve with our curriculum? 


How do we plan to deliver our curriculum? 

From Early Years, Key Stage One through to Key Stage 2, our children are taught music through the Charanga Curriculum. They also have a range of music-making resources and media available to them at all times as part of the continuous provision in their learning environments. The resources offer the children a wide scope of learning opportunities. 

The musical instruments available in the music curriculum allow children to: 

In Reception, we start our integrated approach to musical learning, laying down the foundations for Key Stage One. The children are taught using the Charanga Curriculum. We expect that the children will continue to explore music and musical instruments during continuous provision. Throughout Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, the Charanga Scheme follows an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. It is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and composing, performing, listening and appraising skills. As well as in the Early Years, singing has an important role and we encourage children to sing nursery rhymes and other relevant songs every day. In addition to this, children in Year 3 all learn the Mini Steel Pans and Djembe furthering their understanding of pulse and rhythm and promoting learning an instrument. Children have the opportunity to choose to play a wide range of instruments as an elective which can then also support them in their curriculum music. Currently, children are offered the choice of Piano/Keyboard, Violin/Viola, Guitar, Drums, Steel Pans. Children will also use Music Technology to widen their understanding of composition. The culmination of musical experience in the classroom will support the children in our school performances such as the annual Carol Service in KS2, The KS1 Nativity and the Year 6 Production. 


What impact is our curriculum having on our pupils’ musical knowledge? 

Children develop their cultural understanding and are aware of a broad range of musical styles and notation. They explore instrumentation and develop their confidence in making music. They can use basic musical vocabulary to discuss and show their understanding of musical elements such as tempo and timbre. They can apply this knowledge to their performances or compositions. They are confident to participate in performances in front of their peers, their families and in some cases the wider community. 

This is assessed through: 

Pupil voice 

Videos and recordings


Ongoing assessment (day-to-day, Charanga teacher assessment tools). 

Tracking (individual pupils, groups, classes).