Intent Statement for Music

To engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music by: critically engaging with various genres, historical periods, styles and traditions of music; building confidence and skills when performing both with voice and with a range of instruments; creatively responding to music by composing original and interpretive pieces. 

All children take part in music lessons as part of the curriculum. They are taught to sing, to play simple percussion instruments and compose music. We use the Charanga music scheme and other resources to enhance this area of the curriculum. Children in all years also receive specialist tuition for part of the year from 'Inspiring Music' the Bedfordshire Music Hub. This ranges from singing and percussion, to instrumental tuition. Across the years, children will experience a wide range of specialisms.

The opportunity to perform to parents and the community, enhances the music curriculum for all children. In addition, children in Year 3 take part in an annual 'Sing Out. Play Out' programme, culminating in a performance alongside other schools, at the Bedford Corn Exchange. Year 6 take part in the 'Sing Up' programme, which involves performing at the O2 in London.


Children are taught to appreciate and evaluate music. Music and singing form part of our weekly assemblies. Some children between are able to learn to play the piano or guitar; peripatetic staff visit weekly to teach these children.


Laburnum Primary School has been nominated by the 'Inspiring Music' Music Hub to be a Music Mark School again for this academic year. In their correspondence, Inspiring Music said:

"Congratulations! You have been nominated by us at Inspiring Music to become a Music Mark school for the 2021/22 academic year. 


We have recognised your commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum and the value that you place on music, and as a result, we would like to celebrate it by nominating your school to become part of the Music Mark community.

Music Mark works to support and enable the music education sector to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. On behalf of Music Mark and from us at Inspiring Music, we would like to thank you for all the hard work your school does to support this collective vision."