At Galley Common Infant School, it is our intent to make music an interactive, creative, enjoyable and inclusive learning experience for all of our pupils. Pupils begin their musical journey in Reception and we build upon pupils experiences every year to ensure their musical skills and abilities develop. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up their confidence and self-expression, inspire creativity and help them to develop their musical potential.
Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. This links directly to our school aim to provide an enjoyable curriculum where children can think creatively. Music is a vehicle for personal expression and creativity and it can play an important part in the personal development of children. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. This links with our school aims of developing children’s values and beliefs of their own and other cultures. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music as well as develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.
Children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, listening and responding to music. Pupils will develop an understating of the history and cultural context of music that they will listen to and learn how music can be written down. Through music, the Kapow Primary scheme helps children to develop transferrable skills such as team-working, leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and performance skills.
Inter-related Dimensions of Music