St George’s C of E Infant and Preschool

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Intent Implementation Impact


Intent: The layout of our curriculum, the units, and WHY they are taught in a particular order. What we expect the children to learn at St George’s and why.


Implementation: How we get the children to accomplish what we set out for them – what kinds of resources will we use. What sorts of tasks they will complete. How we assess the children and ensure they make progress.


Impact: Using assessment to look at how each year group will move on and develop. Looking at the impact of each unit and how it links to previous learning and future learning. What will a Year Two Musician look like at the end of their St George’s journey?



Our music curriculum at St George’s intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children to develop a love of music.  We hope to foster this life-long love of music by exposing children to diverse musical experiences. By listening to and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers. The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use the language of music to discuss it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed. Supporting these aims is our vision “Inspire, Believe, Achieve. With God all things are possible”. This shared vision underpins everything we do at St George’s; enabling our children to become successful learners and caring, thoughtful individuals. 



Music is taught following the aims and content of the National Curriculum. At St George’s Infant School, the music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom through the structured music programme Kapow as well as weekly whole school singing assemblies. The elements of music are taught in the classroom lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of music to dissect it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed.

The Kapow scheme of work is used from Year 1 – 2 with exposure to different genres of music and lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers. There is a clear sequence of learning across the school which builds clear progression. In the classroom children learn how to play a variety of un-tuned and tuned percussion instruments.


In KS1, Music is taught consistently in standalone lessons, once a week for 1 hour, but is discretely taught in many different contexts throughout all areas of the curriculum.

Early Years teachers carefully observe their pupils and create learning opportunities to suit their pupils’ interests and current events. Through continuous provision, children are able to access activities linked to ‘Expressive Arts and Design’.



The National Curriculum purpose of study for Music reads:



 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 St George’s School our aim is that

  • Children will develop a love of music in various forms, the desire to listen to, perform and inspire curiosity in different genres.
  • Children will be able to discuss music and be able to comprehend its parts.
  • Children will learn to sing as part of a larger group encouraging children to have a sense of community and teamwork. 
  • Children will appreciate how music can contribute to mood, relaxation and wellbeing.
  • Through learning songs children will internalise language and the rhythms and rhymes of lyrics that have a significant connection with the language of poetry.
  • By developing a feel for the beat and the pulse of the music, children will appreciate the repeating patterns helping to develop skills in mathematics.
  • Throughout the year, the children have lots of opportunities to perform and show musical skills. Performances are shared with fellow pupils, parents and visitors.
  • We strive to ensure that our children‘s attainment is in line with or exceeds their potential when we consider the varied starting points of all of our children.

Skills and knowledge progression grid