We hope to be able to keep you involved in what is happening in music at St Peter’s easily through this medium, and that the page will be useful on a day to day basis.
It will contain news of upcoming events, last minute changes to schedules and sometimes pictures and videos of what is happening in your lessons.
See below for an explanation of what music at St Peter's looks like for the children
At St Peters we try to give all the children from the youngest to the oldest an experience of music where participation, enjoyment and satisfaction are at its core.
We aim to do this by providing many opportunities for them all to be actively involved in performing music whether in small class performances, larger school performances or performances to the wider community, at Christmas, the Arena and in the summer publicly and at other times in house.
In class the children have opportunities at all stages to compose and record their compositions.
Fundamental to our music teaching is singing, which happens in all their class lessons and we have dedicated singing assemblies as well as 2 choirs.
In year 3 all the children learn the recorder as part of the curriculum. This enables them all to learn to read music. Very soon they are able to play real pieces of music, which gives them a great sense of satisfaction.
In year 4 all the children have a weekly string lesson as a class. They choose to play violin, viola, ’cello or double bass and before the end of the year they are able to play together as a small class orchestra.
As they enter year 5 they choose to continue on this instrument in a small group lesson and they quickly are able to join our large string orchestra. They also begin to learn the ukulele in class lessons.
Altogether the children are offered great opportunities for a wide musical education at St Peter’s school which they are able to carry forward to their new secondary schools