Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. (Aristotle).
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything… Without music, life would be an error. (Plato)
The Importance of Music provides a flexible template for high quality music provision throughout a pupil’s education. When young people make music together, they work towards a common goal that has the potential to change lives profoundly for the better. (DFE Statement)
The National Curriculum (2014) sets out what children should be taught in schools across England and Wales. Schools may choose how they organise their school curriculum to cover the programmes of study from years 1 to 6. Children in their reception year follow the Early Years Foundation Stage programmes of learning.