Music at Parkhill Infants' School
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
A child who sings is a happy child.
- Elder Enrique Falabella
At Parkhill Infants' School, we aim for every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Music.
We teach music through the online platform Charanga Musical School. This scheme enables children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.
Our HISTORY VISION
At Parkhill Infants’ School, it is our intent for all children to develop a love of music and increase their self-confidence and emotional wellbeing. We want to inspire our children to be creative individuals and develop their musical skills.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are encouraged to explore musical activities within the continuous provision both indoors and outdoors. Music teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage is supported by the program Experience the Music. The scheme engages children in singing, focused listening, movement and the playing of rhythm instruments. Our schemes provide lesson plans, assessment, clear progression and engaging and exciting resources.
The high-quality music education ensures consistency and progress of all learners. It engages and inspires pupils to reach their full potential. In addition, children receive high quality input from experts, such as music specialist teachers from the Redbridge Music service. Children also have the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of musical activities, such as choir and singing assemblies.
Steel Drum workshop during Black History Month
Music is a part of our everyday lives and provides our school community with much enjoyment. Students have various opportunities to develop self-confidence and teamwork skills through performing. We are proud to support and teach Music to all children at Parkhill Infants’ School.
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
- Article 29, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
- Article 31, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child