At Walford Primary School, we believe that Music is an essential part of a balanced education for all children. Music:
- is a powerful, unique form of communication and is a vehicle for self-expression;
- is an integral part of all cultures, past and present;
- develops concentration, perseverance, co-ordination and memory;
- promotes co-operation, a sense of group identity and togetherness;
- increases self-discipline and creativity, sensitivity and fulfillment;
- can inspire and motivate.
At Walford Primary School, we recognise Music as something that develops the whole child by providing a practical, co-operative and enjoyable experience, which every pupil can access at some level. We aim for all children to be given the opportunity to:
- enjoy music that they create themselves;
- have the chance to develop musically at their own level and pace;
- develop understanding and knowledge of music through making, listening to and responding to a wide range of musical styles from different times and cultures;
- provide activities that develop musical concepts and skills sequentially;
- listen to a variety of music (recorded or played live) on a daily basis;
- perform musically to a wider audience, e.g. class assemblies, school productions, Easter and Christmas services, charity events, etc;
- be inspired to develop a life-long appreciation of the subject.
At Walford Primary School, we also:
- provide children with a broad Music education, which includes performing, composing, listening, reviewing and evaluating music;
- make singing a part of every child’s school life through all the key stages;
- give every child in key stage 2 the opportunity to learn an instrument through whole class ensemble teaching (Year 3 and Year 4);
- offer opportunities for progression, making musical instrument tuition available for those who desire it (available in Piano, Guitar, Brass, Drums, Saxophone, Flute, Violin and more).