At Hillary, we believe Music is a subject that helps to develop creativity, imagination, active listening skills, analytical ability and supports pupil wellbeing. Our children are aspirational. They perform and play with an awareness of audience; including singing and playing instruments for pleasure. Our children are inquisitive and develop musical curiosity through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
Through a robust music curriculum, the children learn to describe, discuss and analyse music that they hear and the music that they create. Our children are articulate and use a range of musical vocabulary. They will become confident and competent when speaking and listening, and make judgements about the qualities of a range of musical genres.
Our children are knowledgeable and acquire an understanding of the stories, origins, traditions, history and social context of the music they are listening to, singing and playing. We encourage children to become unique musicians who can express themselves through singing, composing, improvising and performing. They will develop the skills to thrive, to be inventive, resilient and have the confidence to communicate their feelings, thoughts and ideas.