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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'


Music at Blandford St Mary Primary                                                                            

Curriculum Intent Statement 


At Blandford St Mary CE Primary School, we aim to inspire our children to develop a love of music through listening, composing, appraising, performing, singing and playing musical instruments. Through engaging in various musical activities, we strive to empower our children to unlock their creativity and express themselves. 


We want our children to: 
•    Be confident performers. To develop self-confidence and teamwork skills through performance.
•    Be composers. Children are taught to sing, create and compose music.
•    Be musicians. Our children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. 
•    Be critical and reflective listeners. Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
•    Have a lifelong appreciation of music. 

Curriculum Implementation Statement 


While we make meaningful connections to other curriculum areas, we prioritise presenting music as a discipline in its own right, emphasising its unique character and significance.


We use the Charanga music scheme of learning, based on the National Curriculum, to ensure consistency and progress of all learners. The children develop their understanding, skills and techniques in all areas of music through a sequence of lessons which build on prior knowledge and experience to maximise learning for all. 


Children explore a variety of instruments including percussion, vocals, recorder, glockenspiel and an instrument provided through the Dorset Music Hub Musicianship Scheme and children are invited and encouraged to take part in performances throughout the year. We offer choir for our KS2 children, as well as lessons with peripatetic teachers. 


Curriculum Impact


Our children are happy learners during their music lessons. They talk enthusiastically about their learning and are keen to perform to an audience. We promote numerous opportunities for practising towards performances in order for children to show case their talents and enjoyment. 


‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’

(The National Curriculum)