We are musicians at St Margaret Ward.

We believe music is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of all people, whatever their age.

Music reflects the culture and society we live in and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand their world and that of other people. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music plays an important part in helping children increase in self-confidence.

We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop their skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.

Music brings us together, helps us to celebrate and broadens every child’s horizon.

Our Music Policy (click on link) gives more detail about how music is taught at St Margaret Ward.

In addition, below is the long-term plan for music taught as part of the National Curriculum in the different year groups.

The Progression Map below outlines the progression of musical knowledge and skills in the National Curriculum.