Music is an important part of our curriculum at St Peter’s. It provides a window to communicate the positive ethos of our school and a medium through which children can explore their creativity.
Children are given varying opportunities for singing, creative themed composition, musical arranging, movement, percussion and instrumental work, listening activities and sound exploration. They are encouraged to perform in a variety of contexts and given learning themes which will enable them to experiment, rehearse, perform and improve.
There are numerous occasions throughout the school year for children to present performances in the form of musical assemblies, Christmas productions and carol services and a number of one-off events which have included workshops with professional musicians, instrumental demonstrations, talent presentations, year group instrumental tuition, orchestra concerts and song lyric composing.
Children are taught and encouraged to use correct musical vocabulary and they are presented with activities in which they can develop their understanding of musical elements and genre.
We achieve high standards in music by presenting the children with challenging material whist at the same time providing a safe environment in which they are happy to make mistakes, rehearse and evaluate.
We are privileged to work alongside the Plymouth Music Hub which provides our pupils with specialist instrumental lessons. This allows children to explore a range of instruments including the Gamelan, ukuleles and much more.