Shaw Hill

Music

Music is a powerful tool that enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. It provides links to the wider world and encourages children to appreciate and understand different cultures, as well as develop their own identity.  At Shaw hill, we follow a scheme of work from years 1 to 6, with the exception of years four and five, who have whole class instrumental lessons.  Small group instrumental lessons are also offered to children in years four, five and six in guitar, keyboard and harmonium.

 Aims

  • evoke a creative response to music through experimentation e.g. performing, composing, appraising and movement
  • provide appropriate activities for children to progress through musical skills
  • develop an awareness of different cultures and traditions through their music
  • broaden understanding of a wide variety of musical styles
  • encourage the enjoyment of music and provide the opportunities to express ideas and feelings through music
  • play a variety of instruments, including percussion and tuned instruments
  • develop singing voices and understand different types of singing
  • offer pupils the opportunity to experience personal satisfaction through making music together and to develop the skills necessary to achieve the highest possible standards