‘Music is the universal language of mankind.’ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Curriculum Intent
Through the delivery of our curriculum, we want our children to be ready for life beyond St John's Church of England Academy.
We aspire for them to be:
Subject Intent

At St John’s Church of England School, we understand that music can inspire and motivate children, and play an important role in their personal development. Music can also help children develop a greater appreciation of the world we live in, by understanding different cultures and societies through music.

As a Musician we want our children…

To develop a love of music, singing and playing musically with increasing confidence and control, whilst cultivating an understanding of musical composition.


By teaching music, we aim to enable pupils to:
  • 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.
  • Learn to sing and use their voices.
  • Create and compose music on their own and alongside their peers.
  • Have the opportunities to learn a musical instrument, use technology properly and to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • 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.
The Charanga Musical School Scheme

We use The Charanga Musical School Scheme to support our teaching and learning of music. It enables pupils to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. 



The impact and measure of our music curriculum is to ensure that children at St John’s Church of England Academy are equipped with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.

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