Subject Leader – Miss Waters
"Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young."
Please click here to see our Curriculum Intent statement
Importance of Music in education:
Music can make a powerful contribution to the education and development of children, having benefits which range from those that are largely academic to the growth of social skills and contribution to overall development. It is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act.
A number of studies have demonstrated the positive impact music can have on personal and social development, including increased self reliance, confidence, self-esteem, sense of achievement and ability to relate to others.
- DfE 2011
Links between Music and Reading
Music education can have an impact on the reading ability of those pupils, who are experiencing difficulties, especially teaching linked to rhythm. Music can also help children’s ability to remember words and therefore increase their vocabulary.
How Music is taught at Marston Green Infant Academy?
· It is enjoyable, challenging and achievable.
· It provides space and opportunity for children to be creative
· It includes group activities to build social skills
· It is cross curricular and is incorporated into other areas of learning
Please click here to see our Music Policy