Music- Intent, Implementation and Impact.




The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all children: 

perform, listen to, review and evaluate music 

be taught to sing, create and compose music 

understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated 


At Little Gonerby we believe that high quality Music education will engage and inspire our pupils to develop a love of music and their skills as a musician.  We are committed to giving children access to an engaging and fun music curriculum reflecting the world they live in now, but at the same time giving them experience of musical styles throughout history.  We hope to develop in our children a curiosity for the subject and help them to gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing.  We hope that our children will continue to grow in confidence as they progress through the musical curriculum and become passionate in their responses to music.   


As a school our aim is to develop children who;

  • Enjoy and have an appreciation for music in all its forms
  • Can sing, play instruments, compose, listen and appraise
  • Are creative and imaginative
  • Develop a positive attitude and experience success and satisfaction in music
  • Have opportunities to sing, play instruments, compose, listen and appraise. 
  • Take part in performances with an awareness of audience.




Children at Little Gonerby are given opportunities to develop practical skills and progress by listening and appraising, singing, playing, composing, and performing.  Children learn key aspects of music through cross-curricular links and participate in a range of classroom activities, which progressively develop the skills they use in EYFS.   They learn how to compose, focusing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music. Composing or performing using body percussion and vocal sounds is also part of the curriculum, which develops the understanding of musical elements without the added complexity of an instrument. We promote an enjoyment and foster interest of music through weekly praise worship, nativity and Easter performances, and other extra-curricular opportunities such as school choir, recorders and ocarina clubs. Our foundation assessment tracker allows us to use data to inform future teaching and learning .




Our music curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills.  We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in different musical components such as experimenting with sound, and listening to music; and through the teaching of vocabulary.  Children will be expected to leave Little Gonerby reaching at least age expected expectations and having fostered an increased enthusiasm for the subject and a lifelong love of music.  If children are achieving the knowledge and skills in lessons, then they are deemed to be making good or better progress.  All children will participate in quality music sessions linked to topics and other areas of the Curriculum, or taught as a stand-alone lesson.