Our Music Intent
At Howitt Primary Community School, we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences. Music connects us all and we recognise it is a performing art tool which inspires creativity, a means of self-expression and steers children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others.
• It is a universal language that allows us to connect across the world, encouraging diversity and multicultural understanding. Giving children an understanding of creative developments over time.
• We encourage children to adopt a life-long love and enjoyment by exposing them to a wealth of musical experiences and igniting a passion for music.
• Music affects emotions and is beneficial to our well-being. It forms our identity, promotes a sense of community and belonging. It enhances self-esteem and self-discipline, nurturing transferable skills.
Learning begins in the EYFS where the children learn to sing a wide repertoire of songs, have an experience of playing instruments and are encouraged to share their responses to music they listen to. This enables children to develop the appropriate procedural knowledge to allow them to access the national curriculum.