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 KS2 pupils take part in their respective carol services. We join with other schools in the area to take part in the Annual Music Festival. Our KS2 children also have the opportunity to join our popular Choir club and at the end of Year 6, as part of their leaving celebration, children take part in their musical production.
At St Peter’s we use the music scheme Charanga. This is an extensive and comprehensive scheme, which encourages the development and understanding of key musical vocabulary and terms. It also supports the development and progression of key musical skills including Listening and Appraising; creating and exploring; and Singing and Performing.
All pupils have the opportunities to learn to play different instruments as part of the create and explore activities included in the Charanga scheme. Some of these include recorder, glockenspiel, ukulele, drums and a wide variety of other percussion instruments.
All Year 5 children have weekly guitar lessons and we have the Rocksteady Company who come into school to provide extra tuition for small groups of pupils on a weekly basis. We hope to foster a life long love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music.