At St. Vincent’s Primary School we value Music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
All of the objectives are mapped out across the year groups and can be seen in the Music Progression Map.
Early Years cover Music through their varied curriculum and topics. Following the interests of the child and continual assessment, we adjust our provision accordingly to ensure that they meet their end of year outcomes.
In Nursery and Reception classes children receive two music lessons weekly. These are divided into a music lesson (one half hour lesson per class normally held in the music room) and one ‘Singing Together’ session (one twenty-five minute class normally held in the school Hall). Singing Together is also an opportunity for collective worship through the medium of music.
The Foundation Stage presents a Christmas celebration every year, generally incorporating a large number of songs and some basic percussion. In addition termly assemblies include a number of songs.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 1, class 1 and 2 receive two weekly music lessons. These are divided into a music lesson (one half hour lesson per class normally held in the music room) and one ‘Singing Together’ session (one thirty minute class normally held in the school Hall).
Key stage 1 present a Nativity play every year, with two performances held in the school Hall. Music is also a part of the Friday class assemblies.
Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2, children have longer music lessons. Every week there is a Key stage 2 ‘Singing Together’ session. This takes place in the Hall and lasts 30 minutes. Extra rehearsals are scheduled as necessary prior to public concerts. In addition:
There is a school orchestra which meets during lunchtimes on a weekly basis and presents termly concerts.
We are very pleased to have been awarded with the Music Mark for this year! Being a Music Mark School means that it has been recognised how much wonderful music we do in school and the value we place on it. All pupils at school are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. We love all our music lessons and events so we are very proud to have this acknowledged.