"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul."
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can develop children's ability to listen carefully and express thoughts and emotions. There is evidence to show that musical skills are transferable, promoting cognitive and physical development and evoking profound emotional response.
We aim to enable the children to:
- Develop skills in performance, improvisation and composition
- Be able to sing music from a wide range of genres, both in unison and in parts
- Develop a love of music-making
- Show an awareness of sound and to begin to able to describe these with an increasing use of musical terminology
- Develop an appreciation of high-quality musical performances and to begin to explain the reasons for their likes or dislikes in terms of musical performance
- Learn about a range of composers and to begin to place these on a musical time-line
- Understand and describe the elements of musical performance, with increasing use of musical terminology
- Develop the skills required for successful performance
- Be able to listen carefully to musical performance and to evaluate these with increasing accuracy
- Be able to associate music with emotions and to begin to explain how music makes them 'feel'