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Music Curriculum
Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement





At St Winnow, we believe that music should not only be taught and experienced in our classrooms, but achieve ubiquity within an enriched and engaging wider curriculum. At our school, we progressively promote the musical concepts of performance, composition, transcription and description; applying these through practical and purposeful cross-curricular performance opportunities such as weekly collective worship and annual school musical productions.


Extra-curricular provision such as our school being involved in songfest and a commitment to regular participation in local festivals and celebrations, ensures that acquired musical knowledge and understanding is not confined to the school grounds; permeating our local community and providing children with the valuable performance experience that they require, in order to realise their potential as young musicians.



Music at St Winnow is taught by classroom teachers through use of the ‘Music Express’ scheme, which further subdivides children’s musical learning and experiences into four key, progressive skill areas. These are taught consistently throughout the key stages and ensure the provision of a rich and holistic musical education



Through the implementation of our music curriculum, we endeavour to produce passionate and skilled young musicians who possess:

  • a rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
  • a musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
  • a very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
  • an excellent understanding of how musical provenance – the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
  • the ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
  • a passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.
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