Music is a unique way of communication that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and can also play an important part in helping children to feel part of a community. It is an incredibly inclusive subject, which provides opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, and to develop the skills to critically appreciate a wide variety of musical forms. As the UK is becoming an increasingly multicultural society, we have a duty to provide our children with an understanding of other cultures, in which music plays a significant role. We encourage a whole school approach which begins when children enter the school and consists of a combination of teacher-led instruction (following a scheme) and provision by external music experts.
Ultimately, we intend our children to be able to:
Develop their understanding of and appreciation for a variety of types of music.
Recognise aspects of music and compare and contrast the different styles they come into contact with.
Become more confident performers, singing and playing instruments on their own and as part of an ensemble
Develop their skills to compose and improvise their own work.