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. At Maryport C of E Primary School we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop their skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.
Music is all around us at Maryport C of E Primary School and as a result it permeates through the whole school curriculum whether this is singing number songs to increase our understanding of mathematics, singing Christmas songs to give a deeper understanding of the Christian Festival or developing our bodies through movement and dance.
Music is at the heart of Christian faith and offers opportunities to join together collectively in song to affirm, explore and develop Christian worship.
Music connects us to people and places in our ever-changing world and connects the school to the local community when we sing for and with local people and groups.
It is also creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. Through ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils performing, music offers many opportunities for learning self-expression.
At Maryport Primary, we believe that the sheer joy of music making can feed the soul, enriching each student and the wider community while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.