Music Intent Statement, Skill Progression and Policy

Music Intent Statement

At Swansfield Park Primary School our intention is to engage and inspire children to become creatively and critically literate musicians.  To achieve this, all children have equal access to both our well planned curriculum which builds skills and knowledge in a systematic fashion and our extensive extra-curricular musical offer which enables all children to strive for and realise musical ambition and success. 

Children experience music from a wide range of historical periods, genres and cultures.  As often as possible, children experience live music and in order to enable this, the school fosters partnerships with professional musicians and musical organisations. Children are actively encouraged to use key mastery skills of fluency, explanation and application to develop their own well thought out preferences.  Equal emphasis is placed upon children’s own development as musicians. Singing is an integral part of school life and is used as a cross-curricular tool to learn and share new knowledge, to promote well-being and to celebrate and cement our cohesion as a school community. The reading of music, the understanding of the inter-related dimensions of music, composition and performance skills are an integral part of all children’s musical experiences in each year group. 

The successful delivery of this high quality musical entitlement contributes to an integral part of our mission statement which strives for our children to be confident world citizens equipped with the cultural capital to pursue creative ambitions and pursuits.