We believe that the teaching of Music at Eskdale is of a high quality, which engages and inspires our pupils to develop a love of music, develop their talent as musicians and lay the foundations for further music teaching beyond key stage two. Music at Eskdale is rooted in all five of our core values and as such, we believe that music significantly contributes to pupil personal development: increasing a sense of well-being and belonging, confidence and self-esteem, whilst providing opportunities to further develop leadership, team working, concentration and problem-solving skills, so relevant and transferable to other curriculum subjects.
Our core intent is to enable our pupils to strive to:
Music is taught discretely by our music specialist, Ms Howes, however opportunities are taken wherever possible to make cross-curricular links.
For all our pupils to achieve our method of teaching incorporates specific meta-cognitive strategies to enable all pupils to retain the learning of both skills and knowledge.