Why is Music important?
Through Music, we are provided with a powerful universal language which helps promote unity, enables us to process and express our emotions and fuels our imagination. Music is important in developing individual discipline, focus and memory. Whether the we are singing, playing, or listening, we develop our aural discrimination through Music, which is an important part of communication and literacy.
When is Music taught?
Music is taught through thematic units. The Whole School Overview below maps out which thematic units feature this subject. Whereas the example Long-Term Plan's for each year group clearly shows the objectives covered:
How is Music taught?
Music is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and composing, performing, listening and appraising skills. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
Who do we learn about in Music?
We learn about a range of famous composers from history, such as J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Rimsky-Korsakov. We also learn about more contemporary composers, such as Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
What do we learn about in Music?
We learn about: Notation, Graphic scores, Signs and symbols, Singing, Celtic Music and Musicals for example.