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St Faith St Martin Church of England Junior School

Music is for everyone.

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 SFSM we will ensure excellence in teaching and learning within a high quality learning environment, through leadership and within all aspects of school life. We celebrate our pupils’ ability to sing and play instruments with confidence and through exciting curriculum opportunities that cover all aspects of music including visits, we foster a deeper understanding of music.

We create a positive atmosphere where everyone feels happy, safe and valued; where consistent encouragement, praise and effective feedback lead to success and development in musical understanding.

We allow children to explore through stimulating learning environments where they encounter challenging and creative learning experiences. Through the study of music from different ages, styles and cultures, the children gain musical understanding and knowledge that impacts on their own development in the subject.