Music is a creative and social subject. It is a means of communicating ideas and emotions and it can be used to enrich and reinforce learning in many other areas of the curriculum. It is also an international language.
- To further the children’s creative, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development.
- To provide an enjoyable experience for all children regardless of ability or culture, so that they feel confident and positive about any contribution they make.
- To encourage a love for music so that it will remain a source of pleasure throughout life.
- To give children the opportunity to explore the key components of music.
From Nursery through to Year 2, music is taught by the class teacher, who organises their music sessions to work alongside their topic and other foundation subjects.
In Key Stage 2, each class is taught by Mrs Addison, a part-time, specialist music teacher. In both Key Stage 1 and 2, playing instruments and singing form the heart of the music curriculum. Through these elements, the children can experience and understand many of the other aspects of music.