“Music is an integral part of young children’s intellectual, cultural, emotional and spiritual development…….. Music in the classroom should involve all children…….it plays a part in all our lives, not only at important times and occasions, but also as an everyday experience which enriches our thinking and feeling.”
(Making Sense of Music by Colin Durrant and Graham Welch 1995)
At Paulton Infant School, we aim to make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enable children to better understand the world that they live in.
Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children to feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.