Here at St. Marys, music is such an important part of our curriculum. Not just in weekly music lessons but to drive and uplift all areas of school life, from assemblies to full performance productions from all of the year groups. We even play music instead of ringing the school bell in the mornings! Our school participates in the Young Voices concert in Birmingham, a hugely exciting event in our calendar and a one night residential too. The children also visit temples and hear authentic Indian instuments played by professional musicians to enhance the spiritual environment. Children are taught ongoing music skills throughout their school life with singing a big part of what we do. In years 3 and 4, the children benefit hugely here when their music lessons are taught by Herefordshire Music Service teachers. In year 3, they try ukelele, tin whistle and samba drums. In year 4, children extend their ukulele skills by going through 'second stage' teaching. By year 5 the children work towards a grand singing performance as part of the Young Voices choir at the former NIA; this includes an overnight stay in Birmingham. Year 5 and Year 6 children to participate part in lots of music-making activities as they follow a scheme called 'Charanga', which hosts a huge range of music style and genres.
If you would like to know more about music in our school, please contact me at any time.
Mrs Skyrme (Y4)