Aims for Music
The aim of music in our school is to develop each child’s musical ability and foster a sense of enjoyment and pleasure in their music-making activities. By engaging in musical activity, children should develop a range of concepts, attitudes and skills which constitute musical thought and behaviour. Our aim therefore is to develop all of these skills in lessons:
- Listening Skills: involving concentrated listening, aural discrimination and memory.
- Performing Skills: involving mental and physical co-ordination, verbal and non-verbal communication and memory.
- Composing Skills: involving imagination, problem solving, verbal and non-verbal communication and memory.
Through music, children should also develop social skills, self-motivation and self-confidence.
Learning Objectives for Music
The children will have opportunities to play with and explore the range of sounds available within the classroom. They will have opportunities to use the sounds they discover, and those they make using instruments, in imaginative and creative ways. They will also have opportunities to plan musical games, to sing and to use simple classroom instruments to accompany singing.
Children will be encouraged to listen carefully to and talk about, the kinds of sounds they create and those they hear within and beyond the classroom. They will have opportunities to hear a variety of short pieces of music and to respond imaginatively and in ways which develop their verbal and non-verbal communication skills.