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, thereby developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic awareness, sensitivity and fulfilment. Most importantly, music has been shown to have a positive effect on learning and can be a vital aid in increasing attention span, behaviour, spatial awareness and creativity.
At our school the children are very fortunate to be taught by skilled musicians from the Tees Valley Music Service. Throughout the school the children participate in singing, percussion, recorders and much more!