A Warmingham Musician
A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Why is Music Important?
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world. The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. It encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
RCSAT’s Vision for Music - On completion of the Music curriculum our pupils will have:
- Explored and created new ideas in music and performed with confidence.
- Played a musical instrument and sang with control and expression.
- Good awareness and appreciation of different musical styles and genres.
- Listened thoughtfully and used musical vocabulary to articulate their responses to music.
- Developed an understanding of the elements of music.
- A knowledge of composers and musicians from different points in history.
- Accessed further music opportunities outside of the classroom.
- An enjoyment of music.
Music at Warmigham
The Music curriculum aims to develop pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music whilst encouraging active involvement in performing, recording and creating music individually and in groups. We believe that music plays an important role in the spiritual and emotional development of young minds. We have a specialist Music teacher who teachers our junior children to play instruments through Love Music Trust. The children perform in school and at St Leonard's Church several times during the year.
Love Music Trust also provide opportunities for private instrumental tuition within school hours.
We use music to enrich children's learning and provide individual and collective opportunities for participation in musical activities according to level of understanding and ability.