Music at Lindow Community Primary School

Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects our culture and society and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can be a highly academic and demanding subject. It is also important in helping children feel part of a community.

At Lindow, we ensure children are immersed in a variety of enjoyable musical experiences. Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing an ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and listen to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. We encourage children to play instruments with control and sensitivity when working with others to make music, recognising how individuals can combine together to make sounds. We also teach them musical notation and how to compose music.

From September 2018, we will be teaching Music using the resources from Charanga Music School. Once this is embedded into the school's practice, we will be able to share more information.

To enhance the children’s experiences, we hold Singing Assemblies with the whole school every other week. Seasonal and themed songs are planned in advance and learned in preparation for performances and celebrations such as Christmas and Summer celebrations.