“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.”
Music is known to offer so many benefits to our lives, individually and collectively, for children and adults alike.
Music helps the brain to develop.
Music is fun.
Music relieves stress and teaches children to focus.
Music helps children understand maths, art and language.
Music is a form of self-expression.
Music can improve social skills.
Music can make us resilient.
Music can boost self-confidence.
At DVIS Music is an integral part of school life.
Each week every class has a curriculum music session with our music teacher, Mrs Ewens.
The class sessions are a well-developed sequence of lessons based on the National Curriculum. Our Music Curriculum can be found here.
We have a wide range of percussion instruments, untuned instruments and some tuned instruments too. Year 1 and Year 2 children learn to play the recorder and
read music, making their own music scores and pieces.
Singing at DVIS is an integral part of school life and every year group has a time to sing together each week.
We choose songs that are infant friendly, relevant to the curriculum and fun to sing together.
Our daily Christian acts of worship also involve a great amount of sung worship which might be reflective and quiet, or louder and joyful!
Singing is also a great way to bring our mixture of heritages together and to enjoy hearing music from other cultures and backgrounds.
Singing at DVIS is used throughout the day for learning, fun, worship, at playtime, story time and during PE.