At Villiers Primary School, our aim is to make music an enjoyable experience. Our inclusive music curriculum offers a huge variety of musical experiences to all our pupils and we encourage all pupils to participate to build up their confidence and self-esteem and to improve their well-being. Our music lessons focus on the following musical skills; listening, appraising, performing, improvising, composing and evaluating. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. Our children are given opportunities to listen to live and recorded music from a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our children are given the opportunity to learn to play a large variety of musical instruments, taught by specialist music teachers. We give our children the opportunity to perform in school and in our local community. We develop hidden talents and passions from an early age and ensure all our pupils reach their full potential within our curriculum.
Children leave Villiers with the necessary skills to perform in front of others with confidence. Our children are able to perform solos and in ensembles both using their voices and playing musical instruments. Our children develop the skills to improvise and compose for a wide range of purposes. They are able to use and understand musical notations. Our children leave Villiers as performers with a passion for music and a large number of children continue their successful musical journey in secondary education.