Our Music curriculum aim is to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement.

Intent for Music - What makes a good Musician?

Oxhey First Music Policy 2023 (final)

Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of Music lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.

Music unit pathway 2022


Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our Music lessons in order for them to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen and secure key concepts.

Music lesson pathway 2022

Our Progressive Music Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to Music we have created a whole school progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations. This draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way.

Curriculum Progression Music REVISED curriculum 2021


Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our Music curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provides opportunities for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency.

Music - Subject Specific Vocabulary Oxhey 2024

Music glossary



Key Stage Breakdown

To ensure the highest emphasis is placed on both the teaching and the learning of new knowledge and skills we have also clarified when it will take place within our topics and the subject specific gains our children will make in terms of what they will know and be able to do.