At Oaktree our curriculum intent for Music is for all children to:


  •         Enjoy making their own music
  •         Develop a sense of belonging through making music together
  •         Express themselves through music
  •         Celebrate school life and the wider community, both locally and globally,                  through singing and making music together.
  •         Have the skills to carry on their interest outside of school
  •         Have their performances celebrated
  •         Appreciate and discuss the work of others
  •         Know about great musicians and the context of their work
The National Curriculum Aims for Music
In KS1 all children should:
  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music
In KS2 all children should:
  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music