The learning of Music within school is of great importance as it is an enjoyable subject that can enrich children’s lives and education. It is our belief at Monkshouse, that music is an essential part of the curriculum in that it helps develop coordination, concentration, memory and listening skills. It can aid language and speech development, intellectual development, increase self-confidence, help social development and stimulate imagination. Moreover, learning to play a new instrument and working towards an achievable goal enables children to feel a great sense of pride and achievement.
Since the outbreak of Covid 19, the way we taught music became a little different to ensure the upmost safety for all and whilst we still continue to focus on the different periods of musical history; gaining a greater insight into famous composers past and present, we are now glad to be able to sing together once more.
We continue to teach our Music through Charanga using the New Model Music Curriculum scheme where the children learn to listen and appraise an ever wider and more varied range of musical genres as well as taking part in learning a variety of new songs, accompanying these with performances on a range of tuned and untuned musical instruments as well as creating their own compositions. The children are given a wealth of music experiences including taking part in whole class instrument tuition as well as watching live music performances from visiting musicians.