Music Curriculum Statement of Intent


Music is a universal language, embodying one of the highest forms of creativity. High-quality music education should be engaging and inspiring for pupils to develop a love of music, as well as increase confidence and self-esteem, creativity and a sense of achievement.

At Raglan Primary School, by the time the children have completed their primary education they will have experienced music in its many shapes and forms, having learned to compose, listen, analyse, perform and understand the history of music.

Our music curriculum is ambitious and provides the children with a variety of opportunities, from learning a new instrument to composing and performing their own pieces of work.


At Raglan Primary School, our Music curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is progressive from EYFS all the way through to Year 6, ensuring that the child build on key skills year-on-year. Our scheme of work provides a clear lino of progression, allowing children to build on prior learning and also ensuring full coverage of all areas of music, in all year groups.

Children are taught weekly music lessons by specialists from Bromley Youth Music Trustm (BYMT), as well as attending weekly singing assemblies, led by one of the class teachers.

Children have opportunities from Reception through to Year 6 to have music lessons by our specialist music teachers, including violin, piano, drumming and singing lessons. Furthermore, children have the opportunity to take part in performances throughout the year, including Harvest Festival, Key Stage One Christmas performance, Key Stage Two Carol Concert and other events throughout the school year.

This year, a Sing/Dance/Signing club has been started which is open to all children from Year 1 – 6, allowing the children further opportunities to musical experiences, of which they will work towards performing at different events across the year.


The measure of our intent is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age related knowledge linked to the Music curriculum, but that they also have the skills needed to move their learning forward. This is evaluated by monitoring the progress the children make through regular assessment and review of teaching, learning and planning.

Music lends itself to many cross curricular links, especially with RE, as we celebrate many Christian festivals including Harvest, Christmas and Easter through performances, services and song.