Welcome to St Peter's Music Page
Music has been proven to have a huge impact on a child’s learning, well-being and social engagement. The role of music is more important now, during a global crisis, than ever. Therefore, at St Peter’s we have continued to teach music in a safe way to maintain a positive learning environment.
Reception to Year Six
At St Peter’s, we use Charanga to support our music teaching. Charanga is a world-leading music teaching and learning platform which is used in all year groups from Reception to Year 6. During lessons, the children have an opportunity to sing, learn how to play the glockenspiel and use body percussion. There is a vast library of resources, songs and instrumental courses to support your child’s music learning. In addition to this, each child from Reception to Year 6 has access to YUMU, an online space where the children can learn, play and develop their musicianship at home.
Below, you will find the music curriculum overview (adapted for COVID) to see what units your child will be covering in music this year.
Evidence has shown that the benefits of regular opportunities for creative music and movement activities in the early years are huge. So at St Peter's, our Nursery use Boogie Mites to support the development of the three prime areas of early years development and to ensure our children have the opportunity to develop their musicality. Boogie Mites uses a range of Early Years Music resources to include music activities as part of daily teaching practice. The children use junk percussion isntruments and props that can be made.
There is a wide variety of instrumental tuition available at St Peter's, which we are keen to get up and running for the children in the Spring term.
The tuition on offer is:
KS1 (Years 1 to 2): Ukulele, Vocals, Upper Strings
KS2 (Year 3 to 6): Brass, Upper Strings, Guitar - Acoustic, Electric and Bass, Piano, Ukulele, Woodwind and Vocals.
The cost will vary from £4.50 up to £18.00, per lesson, depending on what tuition you choose. There will be a rental charge from RAD for the instruments if you would like your child to bring them home to practice.
Drums will still be continuing with Richard Denniston and a school invoice will be sent out to parents for this service as before. Please inform the Junior Office should you with your child to receive drumming lessons. These lessons will be £7.50 per week.
Totally RAD Music will be sending out a letter to all parents, for Year 1 up to Year 6 which will include tuition and the payment options. If you are interested, please email them back with your child's requirements and they will confirm costs and hire of instruments to you.