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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).
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