Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.
Music in our school
Each class has a practical session of singing, playing and listening each week. Year 3 have the opportunity to learn recorder during the year as part of their music lessons and as of this year, Year 4 will be given the chance to learn ukulele at a beginner level, with the help of a music teacher from the Southwark Music Hub.
Choir have a session after school every week where they practise for certain events. We have just taken part in the Young Voices concert this January and had an amazing time performing with thousands of other pupils from around London. It took place in the O2 and a lot of hard work and dedication to the choir had been shown by the children to make the experience as fantastic as it was. We have also performed in front of the library Peckham and at a Residential Home during the Christmas Season. We took part in a Winter Festival organised by Sacred Heart School in Camberwell, where we joined together to sing carols in front of other schools, our peers and families.
Violin is offered through the Borough and the children selected are able to take part and play the violin after school. Performance during Mass, assemblies and concerts are a continuous part of the music curriculum.
School Trip - Young Voices 2017