Why music is important.
Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of the community.
We believe that music should be seen as a vehicle for the building of children’s self-esteem, confidence and self-discipline and the enhancement of life skills.
How our music curriculum is designed.
Music at Haimo is taught in line with the National Curriculum 2014 objectives. We follow areas of the ‘Music Express’ scheme of work alongside BBC lessons, lessons with a focus on the history of music and instrumental lessons.
Our Music planning is geared to three aspects of progress:
- Increasing breadth and range of musical experiences.
- Increasing challenge and difficulty in musical activities.
- Increasing confidence, sensitivity and creativity in the children’s music making.
How children learn music at Haimo.
Children at Haimo will:
- Listen and appraise a wide range of music to develop an appreciation for music from a range of cultures and historical periods.
- Take part in a range of musical activities such as games, singing, playing instruments, improvising and composing within lessons.
- Learn songs through whole school singing assemblies.
- Perform what they have learned and contribute to school performances and special assemblies.
- Have the opportunity to take part in lunchtime and after school clubs including; choir, recorder, flute, clarinet and keyboard.