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Subject Intent


All children learn what it means to be a great musician. In the study of music, it is our intention that all children should acquire key knowledge and achieve mastery of key skills.




In the Early Years, cross-curricular topics may be adapted to reflect the specific interests of the children. These topics are designed to give opportunities for children to experience and develop interest in making music. In years 1 to 6, the National Curriculum forms the starting point for our planning and provision.


With close observance of the demands of the National Curriculum, there are 5 key skills and areas of knowledge that have been identified, which run through the teaching and learning of music in all year groups. These form the basis of what it means to be a great musician at Dunston. These can be summarised as singing, playing, improvising, experimenting and composing and developing knowledge and understanding.