“Music begins where the possibility of language ends”

Jean Sibelius

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 at Northbourne enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, Music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community.

The National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.

 Staff provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music; to develop their skills; to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms; and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.  Find out more about our planned and taught curriculum here.