Music is a universal language that will enable all pupils to engage and be inspired to develop a love of music and use their talent as musicians using both their voices and musical instruments. Children will develop a critical engagement with music composing, listening, performing and evaluating across a wide repertoire including the works of the great composers and musicians.
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils think, feel and act. It enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an important part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others.
The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. It encourages active involvement in different forms of music making, both individual and communal, thereby developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic awareness, sensitivity and fulfilment.
In addition to their weekly music lessons which follow the Charanga scheme of work, pupils at the Rosary come together and use music to celebrate and give thanks to God in weekly hymn practices. Year 4 pupils all learn to play an instrument (currently either brass or woodwind), which they can choose to carry on learning in Years 5 and 6. There are termly concerts where we play to the rest of the school and our parents.