Music Rationale

 Children use music to help maintain emotional and social well-being and celebrate culture and community in ways which involve entertaining or understanding themselves and making sense of the world around them. Children should develop their understanding, make musical judgements, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically, emotionally and through discussion and create their own musical ideas.

Music is all around us. Is it the soundtrack to our lives? Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing word. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school. ‘The Power of Music – Model Music Curriculum’


Music – Intent

Our intention for music at Rosemellin is to provide children with the opportunities to express themselves through music and have an awareness of music around the world. Through an exciting and progressive scheme of learning (Charanga), the children will develop an understanding of the history of music, genres, styles, traditions, music across a range of historical periods and work of famous composers and musicians.

Music promotes diversity and is a great tool to help express personal, emotional, social and cultural identity, which in turn helps raise awareness of the world around them. Children will become musicians who are able to create and perform their musical knowledge and share enjoyment in this experience with their peers.

We believe in the importance of music being all around us, and that Rosemellin children will receive the best learning through practical experiences where they can freely explore a variety of instruments and styles of music. Our music curriculum will provide opportunities to develop individuals as performers, song makers, composers, improvisers and listeners.

Music Curriculum Map
Music small steps