"Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way we feel, think and act.”
Music is an integral part of every day life at Wicor Primary School, and not just in lesson times. Classes often sing together in assemblies and listen to music in class. Many teachers use music in their classrooms to create a calm atmosphere, to accompany timed activities or as a shared experience.
Aims of Music
We encourage our children to experience music in many and varied ways: listening and responding; creating and composing; performing to others. As they do this, our aims are that they:
understand and appreciate a wide variety of music from different times, cultures and styles
listen with empathy to the music made by others
develop skills that will enable them to make their own music
develop life skills such as listening, self-confidence, creativity, concentration, perseverance and sensitivity towards others
We are well equipped for music lessons and the children are taught to look after the instruments, but are also encouraged to make full use of them. We use Hampshire Music Services to deliver classes in either recorders and/or ukuleles to different year groups and we aim for 3 music performances throughout the year.
A high proportion of Wicor Primary School pupils pay for music lessons to enable them to learn to play specific instruments in small groups during the school day. We have a team of gifted and dedicated music teachers who teach drumming, keyboards guitar and violin. Choir club offers a chance for vocal harmony after school.