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Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At St. John’s we ensure we provide a high-quality music education which engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, whilst increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As our children progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.


Music is part of everyday life here at St. John’s as we encourage our children to experience a range of music types through listening, singing and moving to music as well as learning songs and poems which support learning across all areas of our curriculum. We want our children to experiences music from different cultures and time periods understanding that music is an important part of our history.

The document below explains the three I's- Intent, Implementation and Impact for Music here at St. John's. 

Intent- Our aims of education and overarching curriculum design here at St. John’s- Why we do what we do!

Implementation- Our curriculum and what we offer our children- What we do and how we do it!

Impact- Has our intent impacted on our learners? Does what we do make a difference to our children?

Music Progression and Vocabulary

Songs and music children experience in music lessons and during day to day life around school

Rochdale Music Service

We have a wonderful relationship with Rochdale Music Service who provide individual and group music lessons here in school. The cost of these music lessons is paid for by parents who must commit to their child taking up the instrument for the minimum of a year.  A range of instruments can be chosen. For more information follow the link below to Rochdale Music Service or speak to a member of staff here at St. John's. 

Discoverers class have been working hard to learn their lines for Eddie the Penguin Saves the World and Year 6 supported by Inventors class performed Wow! What a year! Although we couldn't have parents/carers in to watch we swapped our stage for a green screen this year. The children were amazing! Watch the performances under our children's tab and the Video conference centre.