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Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world.

The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality.

It encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.

Our Music Intent

At St Francis, we deliver a Music Curriculum that develops pupils’ skills, knowledge and understanding, as set out in the National curriculum. The curriculum gives all children opportunities to listen & appraise, sing, improvise, compose and perform music. The music curriculum provides opportunities to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of a wide range of genres, styles, musical eras and composers.

There is a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum showing progression across all key stages within the strands of Music. Our children also have access to a wide range of musical experiences, including opportunities to perform, in order to apply their skills and foster a love of the subject. Where appropriate, educational visits are arranged and visitors invited into school to develop the children’s learning experiences.



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 Our Music Intent Statement