Vision and Implementation
Music gives the soul a universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything else. (Plato)
Our vision for the music curriculum is to nurture, grow and build a passion in our children for music. This will allow the children to express themselves creatively through performing, composing and experiencing music practically. We offer pupils the opportunity to experience these things through various instruments, tasks and musical experiences. In addition, our weekly singing assemblies value music and help to promote a love for this subject.
Our music curriculum is delivered through the Hampshire Music Service. Each class receives weekly "Listen To Me" lessons from a specialist music teacher. We are fortunate in our school to have Mr Jones as part of our team. He is a passionate and inspirational music teacher and the children greatly enjoy his lessons. As part of "Listen To Me", the children are taught to play a range of musical instruments focusing on different elements each term. These have included: ukulele, clarinet, samba, African drumming and keyboard. At the end of each half term, parents are invited to either attend a short music concert or to join in with a lesson.
We pride ourselves on our music provision for our children.
In addition to our music curriculum, we also offer Taiko Drumming as an after school club; Manafirudo Taiko. There are only three youth Taiko groups in Hampshire and we have one of them! If you haven't experienced Taiko Drumming, check it out on YouTube. It's amazing!
Education should develop each child's personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents and their own and other cultures. Article 29, UNCRC.