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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

'For every future, for every child'


Music Intent


Music is for every child and we want all children at St Gregory’s to feel that they are a musician. We want all children to be exposed to the power of music through engaging lessons and extra-curricular opportunities. Every child deserves the opportunity to engage with music of all styles and from all cultures, to develop their own musical journey. Our curriculum is designed in a way that children be immersed in music-making activities that deepen over the course of their seven years at our school. 


We echo the aims of the National Curriculum that 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.


Our aims for Music at St Gregory’s: 


  • Children will  perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Children will learn about and deepen their musical understanding and connect this with their place in their community. 

  • That children will understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

  • Songs and singing lie at the heart of the learning process. 

  • An authentic musical experience is at the heart of musical learning. 

  • At each age and stage of development, musical learning is drawn from engaging with the 

  • songs in each unit. 

  • Music is fun, modern, inclusive and engaging. 

  • The children will understand and connect with different styles of music from various cultures, particularly where cultures intersect. 

  • Children will gain an understanding of historical and cultural contexts related to music. 

  • Children will form their own musical opinions and learn to make their own musical decisions.