Our Statement of Intent
We aim to provide children with exciting and inspiring musical experiences that are an active and influential part of everyday school life.
We understand the importance of providing a wide range of music that will allow our children to dream and be inspired and excited about the world around them.
We want our children to sing their way through their time in our school.
Music is one of the only activities that stimulates and uses the entire brain!
Expressive Arts and Design - Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS 2021
The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.
Purpose of Study – National Curriculum 2014
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.