Leads: Gemma Tuttle and Sam Johnson




Curriculum Intent


The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
• Are taught to sing, create and compose music
• Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.

At Blackgates Primary Academy the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening to music, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective at Blackgates Primary Academy is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.

We currently use the well-respected Kapow scheme of learning for our music teaching throughout school.  This is a well-structured programme of learning that builds pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding, giving them time to study important pieces of music and also to learn how to create music.

Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy music, in as many ways as they choose- either as listener, creator or performer. They can dissect music and comprehend its parts. They can sing and feel a pulse. They have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.


Most of our music teaching takes place separate from our topics but in the topic ‘What makes our world wonderous?’ children will listen to music from that country of study and compare to traditional music from the UK.  They will talk about the similarlites and differences between the music, identify the instruments used and compose music in that style.