At Manor we believe that Music is part of everyone’s life. From birth onwards we are surrounded by sounds. As we develop we explore these sounds and use them in a variety of ways. Through this essentially practical approach we gain musical knowledge, skill and understanding.
We believe that 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 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 also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgments about the quality of music.
The aims of music teaching at Manor are to enable children to: