Rosewood Primary School Believe, Enjoy, Succeed Together - B.E.S.T.



Music Intent



At Rosewood Primary School, we want children to experience a high-quality, inspiring music education which instils a life-long enjoyment and appreciation for music.  We believe music develops children’s ability to take part in practical activities, both individually and in groups, that encourages and cultivates an enjoyment and engagement within different genres of music.


Our main objectives:

  1. To develop pupils' understanding and appreciation of a range of musical styles, genres, and traditions.
  2. To provide opportunities for pupils to acquire musical skills, including performing, composing, and listening.
  3. To encourage pupils to express themselves creatively through music and develop their confidence and self-esteem.
  4. To promote collaboration and teamwork through ensemble playing and group musical activities.
  5. To foster an appreciation of the cultural and historical significance of music.
  6. To provide opportunities for pupils to showcase their musical achievements through performances and events.


Rosewood's Key Music Concepts

What does Music look like at Rosewood?


In music lessons, the children are involved in making and responding to music. We aim to develop each of the formal elements of music through performing, composing, and appraising in all activities and extend these skills by applying listening skills, knowledge and understanding of music. In order to fulfil the objectives, we use the Charanga scheme of Music in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  Children in KS2 have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and will perform at the end of their block of sessions.


Rosewood Primary School is well-equipped with a variety of instruments, including keyboards, percussion instruments, and classroom sets of recorders. This ensures that the children receive an exciting and progressive curriculum. ICT resources, including music software and online resources, are utilised to enhance teaching and learning. Furthermore, the school library and local music services provide additional resources and support the delivery of lessons throughout the school. Specialist music teachers visit the school and deliver high-quality music lessons to pupils in KS2.