Music is a unique form of communication that enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. Our music curriculum at Wetherby Kensington is engaging, interactive and exciting. During music lessons the boys are able to experience a wide variety of musical styles and genres. All boys participate in music lessons and they grow in confidence as they gain fulfilment through their enjoyment of the subject.
Every boy at Wetherby Kensington engages in quality music education from their entry in Reception until the end of Year 3. In the early years, music is incorporated consistently into daily routines and is used to enhance teaching of the core curriculum in addition to being taught as a stand-alone subject. Every year group has an hour of music each week with a music specialist teacher. In addition to the timetabled class lessons we offer individual instrumental lessons and these are available from Year 1.
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 judgements about the quality of music.
At Wetherby Kensington we aim to:
- Foster an enjoyment and love of aspects of music
- Enable each pupil to participate in a variety of musical experiences
- Enable each child to grow musically at his own level and pace
- To encourage personal expression and reflection when appraising music
- Enable pupils to express ideas, thoughts and feelings through composing and performing music
- Develop an awareness and understanding of different musical styles, traditions and cultures through history and throughout the world
- Develop aural recognition of instruments and concepts such as high/low, dynamics, form and structure and to use appropriate musical vocabulary to express these concepts