Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality music education will engage and inspire our children to develop a love of music and
their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through
people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. We intend for music to bring communities together through the shared
endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy
of music making will support pupil wellbeing, enjoyment and self-esteem and bring happiness to our whole school and the wider school community.

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
 perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
 learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
 understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

We recognise the huge role that music plays in children’s mental health and well-being. As such, we have redesigned our entire music curriculum and we have employed a music teacher to teach both classes (all year groups) weekly. Miss Deakin, the music subject leader, has used the new EYFS framework, Model Music Curriculum, Henley report and other documents to create a new vision for music throughout school, including the valued input from all staff and the music teacher. Mrs Gilmour has created a new school choir and we will be joining the StFrancis’ school band in the Summer Term. The children will be performing at every opportunity to bring our community closer together and share the joys and uplifting moments music has to offer.