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At Parkside we feel that all children benefit from taking part in some form of music.
Our school music policy states
'Staff believe that music is able to increase children’s self confidence and social skills and children are able to access music regardless of their ability, need or cultural background. The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. It encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity.'
Children take part in standalone music sessions once a week in which they take port in singing, performing, composing and listening activities. Parkside also encourage children to take part in musical activities and wider opportunities such as music lessons from outside teachers, strings lessons in year 4 and taking part in the Big Sing music project. We also run various music clubs at different points within the year such as Young Voices which the children enjoy taking part in.