Music lesson in the playground


Music Statement of Intent

We aim to equip pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the Music National Curriculum. Children will know more and remember more. We use progression grids to ensure that prior knowledge, skills and vocabulary are built upon in subsequent year groups. At South Hiendley School, we use the online programme ‘Charanga’ to enhance teacherโ€™s CPD and to reduce workload. Progression grids, which match the Charanga programme, and the teacherโ€™s own knowledge, is used to create detailed short-term plans.


We ensure that teachers of Music have excellent subject knowledge,ย  and that leadership supports the acquisition of this for NQT and non-specialist teachers. Subject matter is presented clearly, teachers carefully check learning and identify misconceptions, providing direct feedback when appropriate. Teaching is designed to ensure children know more and remember more.

The statutory requirements of the National Curriculum are planned and delivered using strategies based on Rosenshineโ€™s principles in action. This includes:

  • Knowledge organisers
  • Curriculum walls
  • Vocabulary
  • Carefully chosen resources
  • Daily/weekly reviews

Children will know more, remember more and understand more about Music. This is evidenced through regular pupil voice, monitoring, and looking at outcomes which are measured against our age-based progression grids. Children are to retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning. The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at South Hiendley are equipped with skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.