“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”– Billy Joel
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It transcends different cultures, abilities, and generations. Listening to and making music fulfils an instinctive human need for self-expression and creativity. It stimulates responses both on emotional and intellectual levels. Music can be a lifelong source of pleasure. It is education for life.
To develop musical skills, concepts and knowledge through singing, playing instruments, listening, appraising, composing, improvising and performing.
To develop connections in the brain through a Model Music Curriculum that aids the development of other subjects.
To gain confidence, resilience, motivation and concentration through the enjoyment of succeeding in music.
To develop social skills through co-operation with others in the shared experience of music making.
To nurture general wellbeing.
To develop an understanding of the history, traditions and developments of music in a variety of cultures.
To embody our school values (Love, Support, Serve, Succeed).
Music Long Term Plan