‘Together in God’s loving family, we believe, we learn, we grow.’
As part of the curriculum, children have opportunities to listen to and enjoy music several times a week, whether in weekly lessons, peripatetic study, assemblies or singing practise, as a class, whole school or in Choir. Music, movement and drama are often linked.
Peripatetic teachers visit the school and teach individuals in Piano and Guitar. At St. Pius X, we use the Charanga Musical School scheme, which uses songs and melodies from a range of genres and eras to support children in developing their singing and musical theory skills. Classes teach a minimum of 30 minutes a week, with additional opportunities to sing during assemblies, RE and French.
Throughout their musical learning journey at St. Pius X, pupils are expected to relate to and compare different types of music, through the use of an interactive programme, songs and instrumental studies; as well as progressively develop their ability to read different types of musical notation.
Year 4 have been very fortunate to start 10 weeks of class recorder lessons. They are having lots of fun learning how to play the instrument and working in groups to write their own rhythms.
We hope some of you may continue these lessons outside of school after this term.