Subject Leader: Miss E Ball
Why is Music important?
Through music, we are provided with a powerful universal language which helps promote unity, enables us to process and express our emotions, and fuels our imagination. Music is important in developing individual discipline, focus and memory. Whether we are singing, playing, or listening, we develop our aural discrimination through music, which is an important part of communication and literacy.
Music at St. Dominic School
Music is very much part of the life of our school and there are many opportunities for pupils to get involved: our KS2 choir often leads singing in Masses and Liturgies; children in KS2 have the opportunity to sign up for extra curricular brass and woodwind lessons; over the year, there are plays and class performances, such as the EYFS & KS1 Nativities and the Year 6 end of year play.
How is Music taught?
With specialist support from Herts Music Service, Music is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and composing, performing, listening and appraising skills.
Who do we learn about in Music?
We learn about a range of famous composers from history and we also learn about more contemporary composers.