At St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Music, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Music, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
Music plays a major part in the life of the school and children participate in a variety of musical activities as part of the curriculum, including singing, percussion bands and recorder playing. The music curriculum gives children opportunities to listen to music, appraise, improvise, compose and perform. Music is taught by a specialist teacher in KS2 and all children are given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. Through their participation in assemblies, masses, concerts etc. children are able to demonstrate their skills to live audiences with growing confidence.
As part of our cultural capital, children will learn about key figures from Music history such as Chopin, Debussy, Miles Davis, Byrd, Verdi, Paul McCartney and Adele.
"We enjoy our lessons because music is another way to express yourself! It has been interesting
learning about the different sounds of inventions that were around in the time
of the Industrial Revolution. I liked when we did group acapella too!"
"I love music, you sing songs and learn actions to them and you get to play different instruments too!
Our lessons have made me want to join a band!"
"Music is so much fun. We've learnt lots of different tunes and melodies in music.
We've also learnt about quavers, crotchets and crotchet rests."
"I really enjoy music because we have been learning African songs
and have been performing using African drums."
"I love performing and singing. I want to sing more after a music lesson!
I can click my fingers and move in time with the pulse too."
"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato