We believe that Music education is an important and rewarding subject for all children and the benefits ripple across and impact positively upon all subjects.
Studies have shown that music has many benefits, including improved memory and discipline, increased creativity and mental capacity. Not only that, but it’s accessible by everybody whether that’s by practicing along or within a group.
Our curriculum has developed to not only involve traditional genres and classical artists, but more modern music too, ensuring maximum engagement. Foundation play games, and begin looking at real notation to give them a head start in to Key Stage 1. By the time children are in Key Stage 2 there is in depth in knowledge that they can really build upon.
Extra-curricular activities have been slightly different this year, with a slightly reduced capacity. However, the children have been particularly amazing when they’ve taken part. Our violins have been practicing persistently throughout this year and have significantly improved.
Though we’ve had to reduce the number of applications to choir, it hasn’t reflected at all in the quality. We’ve been passionately preparing for Young Voices and the children have been incredible. We even did a little Christmas Carolling for a local retirement home in a Covid-secure way by singing outside of their windows!
When the arts return to consistent performances, I’m confident that we’ll be more than ready to show off our dedication and hard work that we’ve put in every single year.
'I like learning about different genres.'
'Music is fun because we learn how to play instruments.'
‘I like music because we don’t just learn music, we learn about all the background stuff too, like how it’s made and sold.’
'I learned about pulse and rhythm and it was good.'
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