We love music here at Sandgate and value its place in our school.
We all feel the enjoyment that listening or dancing to our favourite music can create, singing our favourite songs, and understand the power that a great soundtrack has to build drama or add tension to a film.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
Confucious, Book of Rites
At Sandgate we aim to give every child the opportunity to experience the power of music to enhance our lives, as well as capitalizing on the benefits it gives in other areas of the curriculum.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
Singing, playing instruments, performing, and composing are enjoyable, creative and fulfilling learning experiences in their own right, but research shows that this learning extends beyond the musical curriculum.
- Making music in the early and primary years increases listening and concentration skills, and enhances a child’s ability to discriminate between sounds. This improves phonetic awareness and helps to develop language and literacy skills.
- There is a positive impact on spatial reasoning, which is linked to mathematical thinking and on physical co-ordination, which supports handwriting skills.
- Music-making in small groups promotes teamwork and the development of leadership skills, as well as being hugely enjoyable.
- Pupils’ confidence can be enhanced if they have opportunities to perform.
- Music-making has social and emotional benefits, helping children to improve their mood and relieve stress.
As we progress through the year we will be sharing details of our musical events and successes with you.
Please click here to read about our Epiphany Celebration Jan 2017
Please click here to read about Young Voices 2016
Please click here to read about the Build a Band 2016 at the Harvey Grammar School.
Please click here to read about the Choir’s Christmas Carol singing trip to Wells House.
Please click here to read about Spanish Christmas and Carols.
Please click here to see the outcome of our musical instrument survey.