"Music is the universal language of mankind," (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). It is a language that encompasses creativity in its highest form.
At Cowick CE Primary School, we believe our music curriculum should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. It is our hope that in doing so, children's self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement continue to grow.
As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music. Our music curriculum encourages children to listen and appraise, compose, improvise and perform.
In Autumn 2020 the local authority recognised our commitment to Music and awarded us the Music Mark Award. Schools can only join Music Mark through their local music education hub who recognised that we met the following criteria:
- evidence of a willingness to engage in development conversations related to improving music provision
- recognition of the value of music education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum
- a strategy for music in place which provides for all children
The Music Mark supports quality music education for all and offer a collective voice for all those involved in music education. As a subject association for music education, they aim to improve the musical and social outcomes for children and young people in and out of schools.
At Cowick Primary School, we have music ensemble lessons for years 3,4,5 and 6. (Percussion in Y3 and 4; Ukulele in Y5 and 6).
During the academic year of 2021 - 2022 and in response to the global pandemic, all classes will receive 'music for wellbeing' lessons.
“Research shows that at-least some musical education has a positive impact on social and cognitive development of children. And these effects are long lasting – better hearing, better motor skills, improved memory, better verbal and literacy skills.” – Alan Harvey
Mr Wilkinson has made a video for us all about playing brass instruments.
If your child would like to take lessons, please contact the office for more information.
"Without music, life would be a mistake" - Friedrich Nietzsche