Our intention within Music is to engage and inspire children to develop a love of music that will last their whole lives. We believe that Music has a vital role to play in the spiritual and cultural development of children, so at Woodford Valley, we aim to provide all children with a wide musical experience. By nurturing trust, strength and resilience in their learning, the children are given space to be creative and develop their full potential, whatever their particular strengths may be. All children have the opportunity to join in a musical community in some form throughout school, and to learn musical instruments both inside and outside the classroom.
We want all children to have the opportunity to perform, compose and experience a wide range of music. To help us implement this at Woodford Valley Academy, we use a range of resources such as Charanga and Music Express as part of our curriculum planning, as well as building whole school performances into the school diary so that performance has the space to be celebrated. We organise these resources so that the topics that the children study in music build upon prior learning and enable progression of skills. Music is taught by a Music Specialist Teacher from Reception to Year 6.