We believe that music provides a means of expression not available in any other area of the curriculum or of life in general and that a person’s life is enhanced significantly by it. It provides a unique outlet for children’s emotions and opportunities to learn how others have expressed their ideas and emotions musically throughout history.

Children learn basic music theory and music literacy at Wyborne but only where they support actual music-making. Whether, listening to, appraising or making music, we see music as a highly practical and physical subject. Children are encouraged to move and experience music through the body, not with just the mind.

We learn some musical concepts discretely but wherever possible and appropriate, we make links with other subjects, helping to make those subjects more engaging while helping children to see the power and scope of music in all aspects of life. For example, Tudor music helps children make a connection between their own lives and the historical period but also helps them understand that music changes over time and that, therefore, they have the power to shape the music of the future.

In class lessons, we learn the basics of several musical instruments and access them frequently over years in order to ensure progression. We perform music regularly and sing together, weekly, in large groups.

Daniel Cook – Music Subject Leader

Please click here to view the Music Intent document. Please note that this Intent document is currently being updated . Nov 2022