“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
Music is an extremely important subject for all children to learn and can lead to better brain development, increases in human connection, and even stress relief.
The music curriculum at Sherrier aims to inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. Lessons cover a broad range of knowledge of different periods, cultures and genres in music. They are encouraged to play music together, promoting team work, concentration and problem-solving skills. The study of music helps children develop their own identities, improve social cohesion within the school and community.
Through listening to and studying world music the children develop an appreciation for the music of other cultures. Music enables children to understand their own likes and dislikes, to appreciate that we all have different views and opinions and to respect each other’s preferences. At Sherrier, our intent, when teaching music, is to stimulate the children’s joy in the subject as well as develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. By the end of Year 6 we hope that children have taken on board the key concepts and skills as they go out into the world.