Music Curriculum Intent

National Curriculum Purpose of Study:

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

At Cabot, we aim to inspire pupils to enjoy singing and making music in partnership with each other and with other musicians. We have a focus on inclusion, so that everyone can feel confident to get involved, whatever their musical ability or background, and so that music from different cultures is represented. We adapt where needed to ensure accessibility for SEND children as well as providing some subsided music lessons for PP children. Excellence will be celebrated through a curriculum that builds on skills and understanding from year to year, alongside other opportunities that will allow pupils to demonstrate their developing talents through performance. We believe that access to musical experiences help to enrich children’s experience and help to build their cultural capital.

Our intention is: 

– To inspire children to find joy and meaning through an appreciation of music

– To develop their skills as musicians and singers to build the confidence and self-expression that come from making music themselves 

– To provide experiences of listening to live and recorded music from a range of different cultures throughout history

-To celebrate the musical heritage of pupils’ own diverse cultures and not just that of the Western canon