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Music at Westwood
At Westwood we believe that music is a core part of the curriculum and that it has been proven to enhance and increase pupil's attainment in other subjects when taught effectively as part of the primary curriculum. Every child at Westwood will receive the opportunity to develop their musical identity through the teaching of whole class music via the curriculum and Instrumental lessons from Nursery to Yr 6. Not only does this provide a creative foundation from which children can develop key skills, it gives a sense of 'togetherness' and enhances social skills within the school. Throughout school singing is promoted as a means of expression, a booster or self-confidence and also used to enhance vocabulary in line with the Henley review.
Below is the Curriculum Intent and Implementation for Music at Westwood. There will be a slight adaption towards stringed and rhythmic instruments for the duration of the pandemic. Teachers will also make use of Charanga and Charanga YUMU during periods of home learning for the children.