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St John's C of E

Music and Performance

Music is an important part of our school.  We sing every day in assembly, with each class having a music lesson each week with our Music teacher in our dedicated Music room.

We begin to experiment with music in the Foundation Stage, where we sing together and begin composing our own music using a variety of musical (and sometimes non-musical!) instruments.

The children continue this experimentation of music into Key Stage One where the children begin composing their own music and continue their weekly music and singing lessons, learning a variety of songs.  Children in Key Stage One are also in our assemblies everyday and learn our assembly songs with the rest of the school.

Once in Key Stage Two, the composition of music becomes more formal, where children learn to use a variety of digital composition programs too.  The children continue their weekly music and singing lessons, where they also continue to develop their very own musical instrument, their voice.

Working with peripatetic music teachers, some of our children also learn to play the drums, the keyboard and the ukulele.

Collective Worship

We value the contribution our children make to leading our worship and assemblies.  A number of Year 5 and 6 children take drumming lessons with our percussion teacher Mr Payne each week.  Further to this, these children have taught themselves and other children how to use our Cajon drums.  We are also very grateful to our Carpentry Club for making and decorating them with some spray paint too.

You can watch a video of our children practising below.

Each week, our children listen to the Music of Week at different times of the day.  This video is also played as the children leave assembly each day.  The children enjoying listening to different genres of music and learning interesting facts about each piece.