Music at Thomas’s aims to enrich the life of the school and its pupils in class lessons and beyond (See ‘The Art’ for details of extracurricular music). Every child will experience the creative process of music making and be encouraged in their aesthetic and emotional responses to music. In lessons they will experience improvisation, composition, performance, listening, movement and ICT. Through pupil-centered learning individual talents, interests and personalities can help to shape the curriculum and each child’s abilities are recognised and developed to their full potential. The Music curriculum focuses on the key areas of performance, theory, music appreciation and composition. Children are encouraged to explore their own understanding of music and the fulfillment of making music together.