Music at Chad Vale

Music is an integral part of the school curriculum, as all children, even from an early age, require an artistic outlet. For many pupils, music can act as a vehicle for this artistic expression and can enable them to express their feelings and emotions in a constructive and creative manner.

The overarching aim of teaching music is not to produce trained musicians but rather to develop appreciation, sensitivity and understanding of different musical genres, as well as giving children pleasure and stimulating emotional responses through participating in music based activities.

In addition to this, taking part in music lessons may also assist a child in developing the skills, attributes and attitudes that can support learning in other curriculum areas. For example, the skills required to keep a steady rhythm aids mathematical development while elements of science help children to recognise which sounds do and do not complement each other.

At Chad Vale we believe that music is a gift that can last a child’s entire life and we endeavour to instil an interest and love of this to all of our pupils during their time with us.


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