St Margaret's Music Intent
What is the intent of our Music curriculum?
At our school, we know that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality musical education will 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 children progress through the curriculum, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to perform, compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. We are committed to children developing a lifelong appreciation of all genres of music and experience the positive affect music can have, underpinned by professional live music experiences to engage and inspire.
Our Curriculum reflects the ethos & aims of the school as well as the context from which our children derive. This means that our curriculum provides the necessary building blocks to develop the necessary Musical knowledge & skills, whilst also promoting British Values, healthy lifestyles & mental well-being, plus excellent behaviour & attitudes. It is underpinned with a large emphasis on SMSC development, a strong practical outworking for others in line with our Christian ethos, whilst also building character, resilience and readiness for the next stages of education & the learning journey beyond.