Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of people.
Music education should engage and inspire children to develop their love of music and talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. To be able to perform and compose music, listen critically and have some knowledge of musical history and traditions.
As well as “class lessons” linking elements of music to their topics, all the children are given the opportunity to learn to play the recorder in Year 3 and experience of playing percussion instruments throughout the school. Ukulele is taught to Year 3 and 4 through the Inspire Music Service. Caterpillar Music is a bought in service for the Reception class to be encouraged to talk about their interpretation of music as well as responding to music appropriately.
In Key Stage 2 children are able to take up either woodwind or brass lessons and join the school band.