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St Michael With St John Church of England Primary School

Nurture, Inspire, Achieve!

Music Statement of Intent

Music Statement of Intent

At SMSJ, it is our intent that learners of all abilities access a safe, engaging and challenging music curriculum. Our curriculum is based on either ‘Charanga Musical School’ or Junior Jam (lessons delivered by specialist music teachers). Charanga and Junior Jam both follow the National Curriculum. Our music curriculum incorporates a language rich environment whereby children are given opportunities to use new vocabulary, given that the majority of our children have English as an Additional Language (EAL).


At SMSJ, we firmly believe that ‘With God, all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26), and we are dedicated to ensuring that all children are given opportunities to accomplish this throughout our music curriculum. We nurture all children by providing them with the tools and resources to become independent learners who are confident accessing new experiences. We inspire them with exciting opportunities to carry out performances and learn about inspirational musicians who have shaped our world and continue to do so. All of the children at SMSJ, achieve in their own way, whether that is through gaining knowledge of new musical concepts, confidence in delivering performances, resilience in accepting that things can and do go wrong, or perseverance when learning new musical instruments and skills.


Music at SMSJ is taught with passion and commitment as we believe that all learners deserve the very best music education. We recognise that music is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way children feel, think and act. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms and to begin to make judgments about the quality of music.