“Music is the universal language of mankind.' Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
At TJS, we aim to make music an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience for all. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which to develop a love of music and develop their talent as musicians, and in turn increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We provide opportunities for children to learn a different instrument each year as a whole class to build confidence and develop group performance skills. We also use technology across each year group to provide a foundation for digital music understanding in readiness for secondary school. We teach children to listen to and appreciate different forms of music across different periods, cultures and traditions. This supports children to understand the cultural capital of being open minded in their listening as well as knowledgeable about a breadth of musical genres today. Through specialist teaching, children develop descriptive language skills when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and to listen with confidence.
Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 7PL