Why teach Music?
Music plays an important role in helping our children feel part of a community and develops resilience, self-confidence, creativity and imagination. We provide a wide range of opportunities for all children to nurture a love of music and develop as musicians. Through assemblies, concerts, class and key stage performances children are able to express their emotions and experience the excitement and prestige of demonstrating their musical skills to an audience.
We recognise that an early start in music often gives children a life-long passion, and whilst not all children will pursue a career in music, the seeds sown in the classroom will continue to flourish and enrich their lives.
We enable children to experience and understand that playing an instrument or learning to sing requires concentration and resilience. By regularly working together in an ensemble children are encouraged to recognise their own skills and appreciate those of others. This builds life skills and promotes the importance of working harmoniously with others towards a common goal.
How we teach Music
We follow the requirements of the National Curriculum, providing a broad and balanced programme that ensures the progressive development of musical skills, knowledge and concepts. Music is taught to our children in a practical way. Children have opportunities to play instruments, compose, perform and appraise. They are also taught how to use their voice as an instrument and use body percussion. Music theory is also weaved throughout music sessions to develop children’s knowledge of the interrelated dimensions of music, such as pitch, tempo, structure and musical notation.
Enrichment opportunities are provided throughout and beyond our music curriculum for all pupils. This includes the school choir, singing lessons, instrument tuition, participation in Warrington Primary Arts Network and opportunities to experience live music performance.
What your child will learn