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The documents below outline Grove Road’s approach to teaching Music, ensuring the coverage of the programmes of study as outlined in the National Curriculum, through the use of our chosen scheme of ‘Music Express’. 

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should 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 pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

(National Curriculum, Music Programmes of Study)

Intent Statement

Our Music Curriculum at Grove is inclusive, open to all and offers the children a broad range of musical experiences. Through the music curriculum at Grove, children will gain an understanding and appreciation of the different elements of music, including performance, composition, listening and appreciation across a broad range of musical genres. This is embedded within the development of an awareness of cultural and historical context. The curriculum delivery ensures children will listen to and appreciate a variety of high quality music, both recorded and live. Through the progression of children’s skills and understanding in music, they will gain confidence in their own creativity with the provision of practical experiences with instruments, voices and music technology. They will also be able to work collaboratively with others to express their ideas. Most importantly, children at Grove will have the opportunity to develop a lasting enjoyment of music making and a broad skill base upon which to build throughout their lifetimes.

Intended Impact:

During the children’s learning journey at Grove Road, our intended impact of the Music Curriculum is to ensure that:

  • Children will develop a range of tools for self expression involving musical elements which will in term positively affect their self-confidence, achievement, interaction with others and self-reflection. 
  • Pupils will discover their own levels of enjoyment and strengths within music as well as areas they may wish to personally develop further. 
  • Pupils leave Grove Road with a secure understanding of the Musical elements and correct terminology. 
  • Music will also help to develop the children’s wider understanding of culture and history, both in relation to children individually, as well as cultures from across the world. 
  • Pupils should feel free to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose and are comfortable with- as a listener, creator and performer. 

Pupil Views

"Music makes my heart feel happy” - Skyla, Year 3

"I like that we are learning music because it is so important. Music changes our mood - if you listen to happy music you get happier, if you listen to sad music you get sadder. I would rather have music than anything else. I would rather have music than films in my life" - Rhys, Year 3

"I like learning about music from other countries because we get to learn about different kinds of music” - Elsie, Year 3

"I love learning tunes and that you can share it with your family - I share songs with my family” - Connor, Year 3

"Music is fun to do and you learn new things every time you have a lesson” - Seb, Year 5

"Music is good for your mental health and wellbeing. If you get stressed you can go and play an instrument and the tension from your body just goes” - Bella, Year 5

Subject Documents Date  
Music Skills Progression 27th Sep 2021 Download
Music Vocabulary Progression 18th Oct 2021 Download
Influential Musicians 18th Jul 2022 Download
Music at Grove Road 2022-23 05th Sep 2022 Download


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