Intent

  • Children view music as a positive force in their lives.
  • Children confidently participate in singing, playing and performing music.
  • Children use music as a vehicle for self-expression, creativity and communication.
  • Children experience – and develop an appreciation for – a breadth of musical styles, genres and traditions from across the world and throughout history.
  • Children embrace music as part of their personal development. They have confidence in the value of their own response and a respect for responses different to their own.

How do our values shine through in Music?

Respect

Children learn to respect one another through teamwork, taking responsibility for their part and trusting the rest of the group to do their best. They build a climate of trust and acceptance in music sessions so that everyone can be sure of a welcoming and accepting atmosphere for their efforts and responses.

Compassion

The pieces of music that our children hear and the songs they sing teach and reinforce compassion, respect and love for one another. Music reflects culture and society, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. It has an undeniable positive impact on emotional, physical and mental well-being.

Courage

Children develop the courage and confidence to participate in singing, playing and performing music. They are open to trying something new and discovering new skills.

Perseverance

Children recognise that musical skill is based upon regular practice and the resilience to keep going, with the reward being a new skill and ability.

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