The Importance of Music
Music is a subject that can be accessed by everyone and one that celebrates the creativity and emotion within each of us. It is a universal form of communication that can affect and change the way we think, feel and act. While clearly having its own intrinsic worth as a subject of study, music is an expressive art form that can help children to develop their self-confidence and to feel part of a group or community.
We provide opportunities for children to play in small groups or ensemble which helps to foster essential life skills such as co-operation, mutual support and respect and commitment. We also organise and collaborate in projects to enable children to share their musical skills at different events both inside and outside of school. Music also provides opportunities for pupils to develop the key skills of perseverance, problem solving and communication through sharing ideas, improving and appraising their own work and achieving their desired intentions when composing and performing.
Music Vision Statement
At Crawford Village Primary School, our vision is to give children a music curriculum that ensures every child fulfils their musical potential. Music is embedded as a part of school life and our aspiration is that children have the opportunities to become real musicians. We provide a progressive and enjoyable curriculum that enables each pupil to grow and flourish musically at their own pace, to develop the ability to express ideas, thoughts and feelings through music and fosters a passion for music in children of all abilities. We also strive to offer a variety of opportunities for children to celebrate their talents, both within school and the community therefore deepening their participation and love for music in a wider context.
The teaching of music at Crawford Village Primary School aims to enable all children to:
• perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
• learn to sing and use their voices
• create and compose music on their own and with others
• have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
• use technology appropriately
• understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
In teaching music at Crawford Village Primary School, our objectives include:
• the encouragement and development of musical talent
• enabling all children to have access to music and to develop an enjoyment that will always be a part of their lives
• the development of a sense of group identity and togetherness through composing, rehearsing and performing music with others to an audience