"Music gives soul to the universe, Wings to the Mind, Flight to the imagination and life to everything". Plato
Music is a powerful tool which can inspire and touch children of all ages and ability, due to its unique quality of being a universal language. Music is a way of communicating and conveying a variety of emotions which allows children to develop their personal expression in a creative and enjoyable way. It provides a means of developing evaluation and appraisal skills and is easily assessable to children of all abilities, developing children's self-confidence and inspiring them to have a life long love of music.
During their journey of learning at Kennington CE Academy, children are provided with opportunities to create, play, perform and enjoy music through a variety of means. Children are also encouraged to appreciate a wide variety of music and musical forms, study different cultures and historical composers / artists, in order to understand how music has come to shape the diverse world in which we now live in.
Web Links for Parents
A selection of different games, lessons, quizzes and activities for children ages 4 – 11
Glossary of musical terminology
Almost every musical term you'll want or need to know is defined on this very extensive web site.
Creatingmusic.com is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. It's a place for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles.
Introduction to reading music
Some people think trying to read music is hard and difficult. The following set of pages will try to introduce the most important topics in reading music in a very easy to understand way.
Instruments of the Orchestra Quiz
Test your knowledge of the instruments that play in the orchestra
A complete index of all, well known, classical composers
Virtual musical Instruments
Have fun playing a selection of virtual instruments