Atherton St George's CE Primary School


Why is music important?

Music plays an important role in helping our children feel part of a community and develops resilience, self-confidence, creativity and imagination. We provide a wide range of opportunities for all children to nurture a love of music and develop as musicians. Through assemblies, concerts, class and key stage performances children are able to express their emotions and experience the excitement and prestige of demonstrating their musical skills to an audience.

We recognise that an early start in music often gives children a life-long passion, and whilst not all children will pursue a career in music, the seeds sown in the classroom will continue to flourish and enrich their lives.

We enable children to experience and understand that playing an instrument or learning to sing requires concentration and resilience. By regularly working together in an ensemble children are encouraged to recognise their own skills and appreciate those of others. This builds life skills and promotes the importance of working harmoniously with others towards a common goal.

Careers that the study of music supports include:

  • Arts administrator
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Community arts worker
  • Music Festival Director
  • Music Producer
  • Music therapist
  • Musical Journalist
  • Musical Photographer
  • Musician
  • Private music teacher
  • Radio Broadcaster
  • Radio Director
  • Radio producer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video
  • Staff musician – theme parks, cruise ships, holiday resorts

At The Wings’ CE Trust, we aim to:

  • provide a wide range of opportunities for all children to nurture a love of music and develop as musicians.
  • follow the requirements of the National Curriculum, providing a broad and balanced programme that ensures the progressive development of musical skills, knowledge and concepts.
  • provide opportunities to play instruments, compose, perform confidently, showing an awareness of audience, place and occasion and appraise music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • provide enrichment opportunities throughout and beyond our music curriculum for all pupils.