Mrs Dickinson is responsible for Music curriculum in our school
Music is an important part of life in our school.
All children are taught curriculum music supported by the Lancashire scheme, Charanga. In lessons they are given the opportunity to play, sing, compose, listen, appraise and perform, using a wide range of music styles from many different cultures and eras as a stimulus.
Through curriculum music, all children start to understand musical notation and use it to play the glockenspiel. All children in Years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to learn the guitar free of charge, as part of our music support from Lancashire County Council.
Visitors to our school will often hear singing as we like to sing in a variety of groupings for varied purposes. During times of prayer and liturgy, we use singing as a form of prayer and praise to God. Children also learn to sing contemporary songs in their classes; as a school we believe that singing helps us to feel happy.
Mr Howard, the music director at St Peter’s Cathedral, takes our choristers for a weekly rehearsal and these children help to lead singing at celebrations for Christmas and Easter, as well as some diocesan events.
Children enjoy opportunities to sing to an audience and in different terms, all year groups are involved in performing to parents, friends and parish in our Nativity Play, Easter Reflection or Summer Production.
Last Choir Singing
Children in Key Stage 2, also have the opportunity to prepare for and take part in the county competition ‘Last Choir Singing’. It is wonderful to share our love for music with others and to see the children in our school grow in confidence.