“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius
“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Music is healing. Music holds things together.” ― Prince
Why we teach music.
“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.” National Curriculum, 2013
In our ever changing, fast paced world, music for many people is an escape from daily life. This is just as applicable to children as it is for adults.
Through exploring music, children can find natural connections to mathematics, science, reading, writing, and performing arts. It can help develop listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, perseverance and the ability to work in a group. Music allows them to express themselves in a unique way, which motivates learning and helps build self-confidence.
How we teach music at Fleetville.
Fleetville follows the Charanga music scheme which enables children to explore music in a fun, structured and relaxed way. We explore a range of genres, styles and instruments weaving history, technology and creativity together in order to nurture children’s artistic talents and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Our goal is that children will develop a love of music, and strive to become accomplished musicians.
Each half term, the Herts Music Service support a year group. It develops teachers subject knowledge as well as giving pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge of a variety of different musical instruments.
In addition to the weekly music lessons, we have weekly singing assembly which are integral to our music provision. It enables children to sing collaboratively and develop a repertoire of songs.