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At Thorndon Primary we believe that music is a universal language, which is inclusive and accessible for all.

We aim to develop and inspire all children to be able to perform, compose, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of genres styles and traditions; through this they develop an understanding and empathy of cultures, context, time and place. They will develop transferable skills such as collaboration, presentation, independence, concentration, and nurturing working memory both in the classroom and beyond.

We aim to do this in a practical and engaging way, with every child having opportunities to perform, use technology and listen to recorded and live music. Through the Kapow music curriculum, all pupils will be given a platform to express their creativity and individuality, whilst supporting their confidence, well-being and mindfulness through an expressive output.

We aim for all children to appreciate and understand the importance of music whilst broadening their horizons.

To help achieve this, every child in Years 5 and 6 learns to play a musical instrument through Suffolk County Music. We are currently learning to play the Ukulele. Singing assembly is very popular with the children and we do like our Christmas and end of year musical productions.