“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.” – National Curriculum, 2014
Here at Inglehurst Infant School we believe music is inclusive and accessible to all. Our teaching of music ensures that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum that increases their confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We want all children to have access to a wide genre of music and understand what music is through listening, playing and performing, analysing and composing music. We want children to have not only the skills for music but also the passion and curiosity to continue this after they leave our school. Our teaching intends for children to use music as a form of expression and make links between other areas of the curriculum. All our children are supported and encouraged through their music lessons so that they feel confident to practise performing and sharing their work and skills with others to develop a love of learning in Music. They are able to work collaboratively as well as individually to express their creativity and build upon their knowledge in the subject.