"Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act.”
The curriculum for music involves the five following key skills:
- exploring, investigating and developing ideas
- creating, devising and composing their individual and collective work
- improvising, rehearsing and refining their creations
- presenting and performing to a range of audiences
- evaluating and responding
These aspects are taught through a range of musical activities, in response to different starting points using a variety of organisational methods and ICT and a range of live/recorded music from different times and cultures.
Children also learn a variety of traditional and modern songs during hymn practice sessions and classroom activities.Music can be a great learning tool in all subjects!
Children also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular clubs such as choir and recorders. All children have the chance to perform to the rest of the school and to parents in music concerts, assemblies, the annual Arts Evening, music festivals, etc. We participate annually in the Cluster Singing Festival at the Oasis, when the children perform to an audience of over 1,000 people. Themes have included, “Songs from the 2 World Wars”, “Songs from the Sixties”, “Abba Songs” and “The Great Western Railway”.
We pride ourselves at Lydiard Millicent CE School on the high standard of music achieved and the breadth of experience offered.