Music is an essential part of life at St Peter’s for every year group from Nursery to Year 6. Each class has a weekly lesson that covers a wide range of activities throughout the year including: listening, composing and performing.
Singing features in all assemblies, masses and class liturgies. Every Christmas EYFS and KS1 produce a musical nativity play and all KS2 take part in their respective carol services. As a school we join with other schools in the diocese and perform at the Voices in a Million Concert. In the previous three years many children from across the school have participated in our ‘Evening of Music and Dance’ and shared their various musical talents. At the end of Year 6, as part of their leaving celebration children take part in their musical production.
Our school follows the music scheme Charanga. Through this scheme the children are taught different warm-up games, singing, how to play instruments, improvisation, composition and performance skills.
All Year 5 children have weekly brass lessons and some children continue this learning to Year 6 where they receive small group tuition on their chosen instrument. A number of children of all ages have weekly drumming lessons. We also have the Rocksteady company come into school to teach children how to work and play instruments as part of a group.