At St Peter’s, children gain a firm understanding of what music is through the following ways: listening, singing, playing, performing, evaluating, analysing, and composing. They do this by looking at pieces a wide variety of from across historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres.
We are committed to developing a lifelong love of music and a curiosity for the subject. We will do this by developing children’s understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of different types of music. This will enable them to create an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We will also ensure that children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, being able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts. Additionally, we will enable children to understand the expressive qualities of music through exploring the breadth of pieces and through singing and performing.
Our broad and rich music curriculum makes use of “Charanga”, a program through which children can listen to and explore a wide and varied range of music as well as develop their own musicianship by singing and playing instruments both to given music and with improvisational and compositional techniques. The scheme also supports with the learning of notes using a staff score.