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My name is Miss Cooke and I am the Music Lead at Waterside. Personally, Music has been a release for me throughout my life through both the good and the more challenging times. It has given me the opportunity to show my thoughts and feelings through creativity, which is an important outlet to have, particularly during recent, more difficult times. Music is a universal language that gives us opportunity to be creative and to all be a little different. Our aim at Waterside is to provide a high-quality and engaging musical education which engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music. We aim to grow talents as musicians, which will in turn increase children’s self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Children will gain experience in critical engagement with music, composition, performance and developing listening skills. At Waterside, we will be learning about a range of historical music genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. We will learn to use our voices and have the opportunity to learn musical instruments as well as the use of technology. As across our entire curriculum, the children of Waterside will be made familiar with key vocabulary such as pitch, dynamics and texture.