Excellence Through Opportunity - Primary Music
At the New English School, we want to cultivate love and appreciation in all our students. We provide our students with a wide range of opportunities to explore and flourish in music through our extensive and varied curriculum, all offered within our school environment. We believe this is vital from the very start of a child's journey; in our Early Years programs, children are exposed to a wide range of action songs and rhymes with a strong emphasis on movement. Music will have a profound impact on your child's education by fostering cultural literacy and important abilities like creativity, critical thinking and teamwork. Every learner can benefit from practising active listening, composition, interpretation, and communication. Giving young people a creative outlet, like music, enables them to relate to, and share special experiences with those around them. Students might develop empathy through studying historical events and music from various cultures.
"Music will have a profound impact on your child's education by fostering cultural literacy and important abilities like creativity, critical thinking and teamwork"
Our music department is intrinsically connected with the diversity of our school and we hope that music brings the change students need. Music is for everyone. To enhance our students' curriculum learning, we provide multiple opportunities for collaborative music-making. The department bustles with movement when students are rehearsing and engaging in the many musical club activities on offer before school, during break, and after school. The importance of music education for improving pupils' self-confidence cannot be overstated, though this is no secret. Our ability to think creatively and come up with fresh ideas and solutions to problems are developed through music. Students who study music will approach issues and challenging situations with an open-minded and diverse perspective.
"Music is for everyone"
At NES there are many opportunities for our students of all abilities, to perform throughout the school year. Peer performances, assemblies, and more formal events like our Winter Concert and musical productions are a few examples of these. Furthermore, students' motivation is boosted by the praise they receive from friends, family and teachers after each performance, further developing their self-esteem. They remain motivated by this drive and confidence for a long time, which enables them to succeed in many different areas of life. All that needs to be asked of you is a desire to try new things, take a risk and the opportunity, and let music be the change that you need!
Author: Kezia September
Primary Music: Head of Department