Our aim is to enable every child to enjoy and enthusiastically engage with music and learn to love the multitude of experiences and opportunities that it can provide. We aim to broaden their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of different kinds of music and to acquire the knowledge, skills, understanding and belief that they can succeed in making music. We also aim to develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other areas of the curriculum.
Music, is a subject which provides children with vital opportunities to develop their understanding, make musical judgments, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves aesthetically and creatively, both physically and emotionally, and through discussion and create their own musical ideas, using a wide range of materials and instruments. There are five specific areas of music provision that we focus on at Good Shepherd: Performance, Composing, Listening, Understanding of music through notation and its use throughout history.
Where possible, specialist teachers are brought in to give their expertise particularly focussing on composition and performance. Extra-curricular opportunities such as joining the KS2 school choir are also made available for as many children interested to take part as possible.