At Chesterfield, we want our children to love music. Our high quality music curriculum engages and inspires children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music is a vehicle for personal expression and plays an important part in the personal development of our children. Through music, our curriculum helps children develop transferable skills such as team-working, leadership, creative thinking, decision making and presentation and performance skills. These skills are vital to the children’s development as learners and have a wider application in life beyond school.
We encourage all children to learn from, be inspired by the work of great musicians and understand the contribution music has made to society. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge and experiences to involve themselves in music in a variety of different contexts.
Inline with our curriculum driver, developing aspirations and possibilities for all, we want children to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be music producers, song writers or composers. Our curriculum drivers of communication, oracy, reading, aspirations and inclusion for all shape every aspect of music, are embedded in teaching and learning and develop the child as a whole.