At Hawthorns we are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of a music curriculum that is accessible to all our children. Music is a practical, creative subject, which should enhance the lives and learning of all children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects our culture and society and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Our aim is to promote enthusiasm for and enjoyment of, music in all its forms and also to develop musical skills and knowledge. By engaging children in musical experiences, we can offer our children opportunities to develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other areas as well as developing life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self-confidence and a sensitivity towards others.