At Alumwell Infant School we believe that music is a powerful, unique and enjoyable form of communication that can change the way people feel, think and act. It enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.
It encourages active involvement in different forms of music-making, both individual and communal, thereby developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases creativity, aesthetic awareness, sensitivity and fulfilment.
We offer a structured and enjoyable opportunity for children to explore music at Alumwell Infant School. A sequence of planned lessons and using the Kapow music scheme help teachers to deliver a range of musical experiences for children. Through quality teaching children develop their understanding of how music is structured. Children enjoy composing and performing music, they also partake in listening to music from different cultures and eras.
Throughout the year children are given plenty of opportunities to perform to an audience, this includes Christmas Nativities carol concerts and end of year performances. Music is taught using the Kapow Music Scheme, this scheme is throughout the school, children in KS1 also have the experience of playing an instrument. A weekly singing assembly allows the children opportunity to develop their singing skills.
Children in reception have a music rich environment and daily opportunities to sing and compose music. The school has a choir as an extra-curricular activity supporting not just children’s singing skills but team work and well-being.