Music is a vital part of any child’s creative development in Primary School. It encourages social, cultural and emotional development and really helps to develop children’s self-esteem, creating a sense of community within a school. It offers the opportunity for active involvement in different forms of music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. Music is a means by which all children, even those who do not necessarily excel in the academic subjects, can express themselves. At St John's C.E. Primary School, we believe that music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils think, feel and act. We endeavour to enrich the lives of children through the musical activities that we provide, offering a holistic approach where possible so that children can see the close links between music and other subjects. We encourage children to listen, appraise, improvise, compose and perform music, linking this to the interrelated dimensions of music. Through exposing children to music from a variety of cultures as well as music from different periods of history, they develop an understanding and appreciation of the wider world. Our Year 4 cohort receive ‘Wider Opportunities’, which is specialist music teaching from Wigan Music Service in the area of brass.
For more information about the programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2, please follow the link below: