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Music offers a unique contribution to the overall development of the child. It is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way children feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.

All children have the ability to achieve musically.

Skills will be built on yearly, introducing new instruments and genres to

enable children to progress knowledge of musical terms and notation, and

ability to rehearse, compose, improvise and perform confidently.


Music Express is a complete and holistic music scheme for primary class teachers. It offers a broad, deep,
meaningful and practical experience for musically rich teaching and learning, in line with the statutory
National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2. The scheme also mirrors and covers the intentions of the new,
non-statutory Model Music Curriculum (MMC). Where the MMC gives guidance, Senior Leadership and
teachers can be confident that the huge range of diverse material in Music Express meets requirements.
The scheme is carefully planned around a framework of spiral learning, and ambitious yet appropriate
progression ensures that potential is continually developed, enriched and reinforced. 

The year group, listening, and KS2 Indicative musical features documents illustrate how the scheme reflects and delivers the recommendations of the new Model Music Curriculum in more detail. The below briefly outlines how Music Express approaches the skills of singing, composing, listening and performing.