At Matchborough First School Academy, children have Music lessons once a week and wherever possible, the lessons are linked to the Creative Curriculum topic.
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between home, school and the wider world. The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. It encourages active involvement in different forms of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
Our aims of music teaching are to enable children to:
- Know and understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures
- Know how music is made through a variety of instruments
- Know how music is composed and written down
- Know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written
- Develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music