Through the teaching of Music we aim to develop children’s self-confidence, concentration, self-discipline and teamwork; children will develop the ability to critique and present themselves and their work. We aim to give children the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to access and enjoy music through a variety of musical activities. We teach lessons which provide equal opportunities and have inclusion at their heart, whilst also offering the chance to extend learning through clubs and instrumental tuition. Music offers children a way to express themselves emotionally.
At our school, Music is enjoyed through choir and recorder club as well as through the teaching and learning carried out in lesson time.
Class music lessons have a variety of aims: to be able to improvise and compose music; to be able to use notation; to be able to appreciate and evaluate music; to be able to perform music by singing and working with different instruments and in different types of groups; to develop aural memory and to begin to acquire an understanding of musical history. Our ethos for music lessons is to give children an opportunity to experiment, explore and see what they can do when performing and improvising by giving them the necessary skills and equipment. We give children a chance to feel inspired musically with whatever knowledge they bring to that lesson and to be able to be involved whatever their instrumental experience and ability. We aim to awaken their awareness of what is possible and if we can do that with children when they have little or no musical knowledge then there is no limit to what they can achieve once we’ve caught their imagination.