Music is a very important part of our curriculum at St Peter’s and, as well as teaching a progressive musical programme as part of every pupil’s learning, we also offer a broad programme of enrichment from singing in one of our 3 choirs, performing in high quality musical productions and providing the opportunity for all children to learn a musical instrument.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We provide a high quality music education that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Our music curriculum is built around the Charanga music programme and, through this, the children develop their understanding, make musical judgements, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically, emotionally and through discussion and create their own musical ideas. Children will learn about all the musical dimensions in context, by studying a wide range of music from the historical greats to contemporary works. Staff and other notations are introduced gradually supporting musical development so that the children sing and play first before being shown how this can be represented on a score.