Music at St. Mary's
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Music is a universal subject which can be accessed by all children. At St. Mary's, we intend for our children to gain a good understanding of what music is and how it makes them feel through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, composing and performing. We intend for our music curriculum to complement the termly projects and link with their other areas of learning for the music to become meaningful.
During our termly projects 'explore' 'discover' and 'create': music will enhance their learning with meaningful links to ensure they have the knowledge of music whilst developing their skills that build year upon year progressively through listening and applying, performing, composing and appraising. As a foundation for the implementation of music, the school uses the Charanga music scheme to support the teaching of music in all classes.
Children at St. Mary's will develop a love of music. They will have a better understanding of the history of music, a stronger understanding and appreciation of high quality pieces from great composers and musicians and they'll have developed sound skills in composition, listening and embraced opportunities to perform and appraise.