What does MUSIC look like at St John’s CE Primary School?
Music is, in its very essence, a practical and active subject. But it is not just for fun.
Music is powerful; it transcends time and cultures and can speak to us deeply.
As Plato argued:
‘Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.’
How do we celebrate music at St John's?
- Music is celebrated in each half-termly topic book.
- Music is celebrated through school media.
- Music is celebrated in classroom/shared area displays.
- Music is celebrated through termly performances and invited guests.
How do we enrich our music curriculum and build aspirations for the future?
- Educational trips – RNCM, Bridgewater Hall, MEN arena, St Chrysostom’s Church
- Visiting musicians/workshops
- KS2 choir
- After school club music groups (African drumming and ukuleles)
- Development of performances - in and out of school (KS2 are preparing for their Nativity performance at St Chrysostom's church)
- Children are taught about famous musicians and composers of the past and those of the modern world
Last year's Young Voices banner!