At Birch Copse, we want children to experience music as a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate their own personal expression. Music can play an important part in the personal development of children; it allows them to reflect and links closely with their spiritual development. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music at Birch Copse enables children to develop curiosity for different cultures and ideas. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject and music lessons at Birch Copse boost resilience through learning to perform, compose and even read music notation.
Children leave Year 6 having studied a knowledge-based curriculum rich in musical vocabulary and experienced a range of artists and genres. They will have all had experience of learning songs, composing and performing their own music using a variety of instruments. Every child will have experienced playing the recorder, steel pans and the ukulele during their time at our school.