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St. Michael & St. Martin

Catholic Primary School

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Music

'Without music, life would be a mistake.'

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Music at St Michael & St Martin

 

Although music is not a core subject, here at the St Michael and St Martin we value the importance of a music education for our children. It is well recognised that music can help to develop the skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other national curriculum subjects, especially reading and maths. Music plays a very important part in a child’s education.  We aim to develop pupils’ ability to listen to and appreciate a wide variety of music. Children are also encouraged to participate fully in music making, using a wide range of instruments, and singing. They have the opportunity to present their work through worship, in concerts, plays and assemblies.

 

We teach the children using an award-winning scheme called Charanga. Charanga is an excellent resource that enables the high-quality teaching of music as required by the National Curriculum. The children acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to appreciate and perform music. They are able to use their voices expressively and utilise different musical instruments to combine sounds and make music. From these lessons, the children also develop their self-confidence as they display their inner creativity.

 

Our children in year 3 are lucky enough to develop their understanding of musical composition as they learn how to play the Ukulele. This opportunity to play a musical instrument is provided to us through the Hounslow Music Service: www.hounslowmusic.org.uk  many children attend music lessons here after school and at weekends.

Children also enjoy an after school guitar club and have performed at the annual carol Concert in the church.

 

Check out these websites to keep those musical skills going:

http://www.primarygames.com/arcade/music.php

https://www.games.co.uk/games/music

http://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/music_quizzes.htm  

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