Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our music curriculum is designed to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and to develop their talent as musicians, while nurturing self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. At Warter School children will learn to engage critically with music, to compose and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
It is well recognised that music can help to develop the skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other national curriculum subjects. This includes listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, intuitions, aesthetic sensitivity, perseverance, the ability to work in a group, self confidence and sensitivity towards others.
Music can also help child to learn. Interest in the effect of music on children's learning really took off with the discovery of what is now known as the ‘Mozart effect’. In 1992, the late Dr Gordon Shaw realised that students performed markedly better in reasoning tests after listening to a particular Mozart sonata.