"Music is a universal language that aspires to inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and in turn increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a essential engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon". DofE 2013
At Queen Mary Avenue our aims in accordance with the national curriculum for music are to ensure that all pupils:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
- 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
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
Children will be given opportunities to achieve this through cross-curriular teaching that is embedded within topics and daily teaching of Letters and Sounds and Maths were possible.
Music plays an essential part in our childrens learning. Especially in the Early Years as it allows children to develop necessary listening skills that enable our chiildren to thrive and succeed as they move and progress in our school.
Listening is necessary to hear same and different letters of our alphabet, words, sounds in our environment, and musical pitches. There will be a lifetime of sounds our children will need to identify. The sooner we encourage listening skills, the more opportunities children will have to develop them.