Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Music forms part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop pupils’ competence as learners and increase their self-esteem. Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, music helps pupils understand themselves, relate to others and develop their cultural understanding, forging important links between home, school and the wider world. Music at Cookridge Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School is an academic subject, which involves many skills learnt over a period o time at each individual’s pace. Listening and appraising, collaborative music making and enjoyment of music provide pupils with a creative outlet in school. All children are encouraged to listen carefully, concentrate fully and perform elements of music effectively.