Creating Brilliant Musicians

Mr Davies is the subject leader and champion for MUSIC. 

Music Vision and Intent


The intention of the Music Express music scheme, and the reasons behind using it as a school, is to support all children through their primary school musical journey, to help every child feel that they are musical, and to develop a positive, life-long love of music. The scheme is able to focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become courageous and responsible performers, composers and listeners. Our tailored Music Express curriculum, working alongside whole class ensemble teaching in years 4 to 6, introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities. Through weekly music lessons, our curriculum helps children develop vital transferable life-skills such as team-working, creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, leadership, presentation and performance skills.


Statement of Intent

We aim for pupils at Cavendish to:

    • Perform, listen to, review, and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
    • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn and play a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
    • Understand how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the related dimensions of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
    • Listen to, review and evaluate a variety of music through musical appreciation assemblies and daily collective worship – these sessions further embed our mission of ‘Making Brilliant Citizens’ through regular listening and discussion of songs from across generations and styles linked to our ‘Golden Values’: positivity, courage, kindness, equality, respect and responsibility.

Experiences in MUSIC... 

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Cavendish Road,
West Didsbury,
Manchester M20 1JG
Mrs Taylor: Headteacher
Miss Evans: Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Hookes: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 1-4
Mrs Carroll: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 5-6
All available via the school email & telephone number