At Latymer All Saints, we believe that music is a universal language that inspires creativity and expression. Music is an integral part of our school’s ethos. We believe that music encourages confidence, self-awareness and confidence. It is a key that can unlock a child’s potential in so many different areas that are vital to a successful and happy life.
We aim to provide high quality music provision for all children, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their full potential. We aim to foster a love and understanding of music, nurturing and bringing out their musicality.
Music is linked and taught within our creative curriculum topics. To ensure that we are fulfilling the aims for musical learning stated in the National Curriculum, each music lesson is linked to Chris Quigley standards for Music. We use planning from the Music Express scheme of work as well as other sources to deliver engaging, meaningful and educational music lessons.
On the 26th March 2021, the Department for Education published a new music curriculum for Key Stages 1,2, and 3. This new music model aims to introduce pupils to the delights and disciplines of music, helping them to appreciate and understand the works of the musical giants of the past, while also equipping them with the technical skills and creativity to compose and perform.
“We should never underestimate the power of music, it knows no boundaries of language, race or background. It is the universal language – everyone has a soundtrack to their lives.”
Julian Lloyd Webber, Cellist and Conductor
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We offer a range of music opportunities at Latymer All Saints:
- Weekly recorder lessons for year 4 pupils in the autumn and spring terms
- Our Gospel Choir
- Annual music week of fundraising and music-based activities (including visits from musicians and concerts by secondary school music students)
- Music related activities, run by the Enfield Music Service (EMS) are advertised in the school newsletter
- Christmas nativity shows KS1
- Private music lessons are offered to children by EMS (forms are available at school office)
- Weekly singing/praise assembly
- African drumming workshops for year 1 pupils in the summer term