Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps people understand themselves and relate to others therefore forming important links between the home, school and the wider world.
The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and make judgements about musical quality. It encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
All children at Longmoor have the opportunity to enjoy musical experiences through listening, singing, movement and dance and by playing tuned and un-tuned percussion. We follow the Charanga Music School scheme of work to teach music and give pupils the best opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in this area of the curriculum.
In 2017-18, Year 5 pupils will have the opportunity to learn to play the ukuele. Many children also have individual or group lessons taken by the Music Partnership Team on a variety of instruments. We are also very pleased to offer children in KS2 to chance to play drums through our link with the DRUMBA company.