To help children to feel that they are musical and to develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need to become confident performers, composers, and listeners. At Wimboldsley we introduce the children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.
I have been Music curriculum subject lead for 20 years and have enjoyed helping to inspire and encourage our pupils to develop a genuine love for music. I have a particular passion for singing and have led successful school choirs, written and directed many whole school productions and coordinated the annual Carol service at St Michael's and all angels church in Middlewich, where this year, we are celebrating our 20th Christmas.
In addition to this, Mrs Wynne (Y5/6 teacher) and Miss Copley (Y2/3 teacher) play a huge role in developing a continued enjoyment of music throughout the wider school community. Miss Copley, a valued member of a local church choir and Mrs Wynne, a talented all round musician both regularly share their knowledge and expertise within the class environment and beyond.
Through our federation links with William Stockton Primary School, I work closely with Mr Millington, a talented pianist and guitarist, who also brings a wealth of musical knowledge and enthusiasm, enjoyed by all.
As subject lead, I embrace the opportunity to share the children’s learning and regularly visit classrooms, observing wonderful and engaging music lessons. I am always available to assist and support our staff in professional development and have provided bespoke music training to help and support staff within the classroom.
Our music curriculum is clearly mapped across each year group to ensure progression of skills, whilst delivering knowledge that is built upon from previous learning. Clear and concise end Points are planned carefully in order for the children to become capable and enthusiastic musicians.