At SS Peter & Paul we consider Music a universal form of communication, one through which children of all ages can be encouraged to express their ideas and feelings.
The weekly lessons provide the children with a wealth of musical experiences and opportunities to develop their skills and understanding of how music is made. The content of the music curriculum includes using sounds and music to make responses, singing in parts as well as unison, playing a whole array of percussion and other instruments; composition and music appreciation. There is also a programme of music appreciation so that children learn about composers and their works.
We have our own Orchestra / String ensemble run by Mrs Wallbridge after school on Thursdays.
In Key stage 1 & 2 children may choose to learn an instrument. We offer the following choices: recorder, guitar, piano and cello.
All children in Year 2 have recorder lessons whilst children in Year 5 learn Clarinet or flute.
Music plays a major part in school through assemblies, masses and performances and children have many opportunities to participate by singing or playing their instrument.
We enjoy opportunities to sing together in class, at assemblies and in Church. KS1 and KS2 have singing practice. Children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are invited to join the popular school choir (run by Miss Bryant) which meets weekly at lunchtimes on Tuesdays or Thursdays.