At St Nicholas CE (VA) Primary School, it is our aim that our Music curriculum engages and inspires children to develop a love of music and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music is taught in line with the National Curriculum using Charanga Musical School scheme of work, where children are taught to appreciate a variety of styles of music through different topics.
Lessons are structured to correspond with the national curriculum for music. Lessons include:
Progression from Early Years, through KS1 and into KS2 is planned carefully to ensure continuity across all year groups.
Progress in Music is monitored continually by staff using an assessment checklist directly linked to National Curriculum.
Singing is something that is very important at St Nicholas. It is often through song that we come together as a community and our school song is a beautiful way to remind us of the value of friendship and kindness. All children develop their singing skills during daily worship and class activities, while some children extend this by joining the school choir in our lunchtime club. Children also have the opportunity to perform songs in either the Nativity performance for Early Years and Key Stage 1 or an end of year performance for Key Stage 2.
Children are given the opportunity to listen to a wide range of music from different composers and musicians from different periods of time during daily worship, learning a little about the history of the music, composer or musician each day.
St Nicholas School also provides the opportunity for children to access peripatetic lessons in strings, woodwind brass and piano.
Mrs Kate Hedges
Music Subject Leader
A Wonderful Operatic Experience
Many of our children and parents will recall the visit we received from the professional opera singers and the fantastic workshop and performance that followed. After this most successful visit we were then fortunate enough to receive a second visit, please see below.
Released: 19th November 2019
Guess what happens when professional opera singers spring a surprise visit to our school? This!!
"This is the best day of my life"
(pupil aged 6)
Organised by Wiltshire Music Connect
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