Music at Warton St. Paul's
"There is music in every child. The teacher's job is to find it and nurture it."
Our Music Subject Leader is Miss Towers and she is responsible for ensuring our Curriculum and resources suit our needs and are updated regularly to support our learning.
At Warton St. Paul’s we strive to engage and inspire our pupils to develop a love of music. We believe that music is a unique and powerful form of communication that can affect our mood and the way that we feel, think and act. Our vision for music is that we provide every child with high quality music experiences which engage and inspire them. We aim for every child to leave Warton St. Paul’s Primary Academy with a range of musical skills, knowledge and an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Music is a central part of school life at Warton St Paul’s. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up their enjoyment and confidence. Singing is an integral part of our school life and our teaching focuses on developing the children's ability to sing in tune, developing their expression and ability to listen to others. All staff and pupils sing together during whole school and class worships and we hold musical performances throughout the year. These include our KS1 Christmas Nativity Musical, our Family Carol Service and our Year 6 Leavers Show. The children love to sing and perform and we want to encourage this passion through our music lessons.
Pupils’ understanding of music is developed through activities which bring together the requirements of performing, composing, listening and appraising. Children are taught to make music together with tuned and un-tuned instruments and to improvise and compose simple pieces. They are also taught to sing and play in time, controlling the sound and pace. They are taught different ways to represent sounds graphically and symbolically.
Our children will:
∙ Enjoy and appreciate a wide variety of musical styles
∙ Explore how sounds are made, and how music is produced by a variety of instruments
∙ Develop imagination and creativity
∙ Build a sense of pulse and rhythm
∙ Understand a range of musical vocabulary
∙ Develop the interrelated skills of composition, improvisation, performance and appreciation
∙ Enjoy a wide range of songs and sing in tune
∙ Develop positive attitudes and experience success and satisfaction in music