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Our Intent

At Ainsdale St. John’s we are musicians!  We want the children to be the creative musical stars, composers, songwriters and producers of the future.

Through high quality teaching and learning we endeavour to foster a love of music and promote the enjoyment of participation and performance for all our young musicians. 

Our aim is to engage the children as they respond emotionally to a range of memorable experiences.  We want them to work collaboratively and challenge the thinking of others and their own compositions to develop and enhance their musical creativity.

We believe our whole school family can Grow, Develop and Achieve in All that we do.   

As young musicians we will progress and deepen musical understanding in a variety of styles.   

We see music as a way of communication for all and understand that it can speak a different language to each and every one of us.

What is Music?

Music is the oldest of the sophisticated arts of human communication. Understanding music involves being able to use it, as makers, as listeners, workers, dancers and worshippers, both in ordinary, momentary ways and in more formed and formal ways both alone and w

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

 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 to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity 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.

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Scheme of Work Overview


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Djembe drumming with our Sefton music tutor, James.