Subject Leads: Miss Rigby (Infant School) and Mrs Robb (Junior School)
Our intent for music:
At St Mary’s, through our teaching of Music, we aim to:
- Provide first quality teaching of Music for our children.
- Teach children to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control.
- Develop an understanding of musical composition.
- Provide wider opportunities for children who show interest and talent.
- Expose children to an eclectic range of musical genre.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.
The strands of the Music curriculum:
- Listening and appraising
To ensure consistency and clear progression in knowledge skills and the acquisition of vocabulary, the Charanga music programme is used right across school. This scheme follows guidance from the DfE Model Music Curriculum. Within this scheme, children are exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and composers, both modern, classical and from an array of different cultures. Children are given the opportunity to sing and perform as soloists or as part of a large or small group. They are also taught to play the glockenspiel. Performing and celebrating musical achievements is a vital aspect of this subject and something we strive to provide opportunities for.
We also work with the St. Helens Music Service, providing children in Year 2 with the opoprtunity to learn, from a specialist music teacher, to play the ukulele and children in Year 4 learn a brass instrument.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the teaching of both the visual and performing arts, the Infant school are currently working towards the bronze accreditation of Artsmark.
For further information regarding our Music curriculum at the Infants, please contact Miss Ormshaw (Subject Lead) or Mrs Grange (Head of School) via the Infant School Office.