Music gives all pupils an opportunity to develop their musical skills in four key areas: performing, composing, listening and appraising which form an integrated approach. Music is a unique form of communication: it develops pupils’ creativity, allowing them to explore and try out new ideas. It also provides an opportunity to generalise skills such as imitation and coordination.
Music is taught through individual lesson plans tailored to meet pupils’ needs throughout the primary and secondary phases (Phases 1 and 2) and through some small group sessions.
In addition to regular music lessons, pupils have the opportunity to learn piano, ukulele, recorder and drum kit. Each class has a music assembly where pupils demonstrate and consolidate what they have learnt in music sessions. Visiting performing musicians including Music for autism and Singing Hands enrich the music curriculum.
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