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.
There is a wide variety of instrumental tuition available at St Peter's, which is being run by Totally RAD Music.
The tuition on offer is:
KS1 (Years 1 to 2): Ukulele, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Upper Strings
KS2 (Year 3 to 6): Brass, Upper Strings, Guitar - Acoustic, Electric and Bass, Piano, Ukulele, Woodwind and Vocals.
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.
If you are interested, please click on the online form below.
Below, you will find a selection of photographs of the children during their instrumental lessons.
Some of our favourite songs to sing as a school...
Below you will find a fantastic selection of websites to support your child's learning at home.
YUMU - YUMU is an online space where children can learn, play and develop their music knowledge. Your child will receive their log in details from their teacher shortly. A range of YUMU packages will be available to extend your child's learning.
Singing Hands - A lovely YouTube channel that introduces you to the amazing world of signing with Makaton. Their enthusiastic approach is designed to help develop communication through music, and focus on learning language in a way that is motivating, engaging and most of all, fun! Have a go at learning a song!
BBC Ten Pieces - On this website, you can select pieces of music to watch and listen to being played by an orchestra. BBC Ten Pieces also have some suggestions for how to get arty, such as after listening to a great piece of music, create some inspired artwork in response. Also, the children can take part in an interactive live lesson, as well as exploring rhythm and pulse.
G A L L E R Y
Nursery taking part in a BoogieMites lesson.
"I like playing the glockenspiels" - Aarika
"I like singing" - Isaac
"I always like the tune" - Jasmine
"I like music it makes me feel happy" - Chardoanny
Reception are having lots of fun learning to play the Glockenspiel during Music lessons.
Key Stage One
"I like listening to songs and listening for different instruments" - Felix
"I love playing the glockenspiels" - Anja
"I like singing. I love singing use your imagination" - Sarah
"I love music because it is groovy. I like listening to songs and then clapping" - Charlie
Year One learning to play the notes C and D on the Glockenspiels.
Year One have been learning about the Creation Story in RE. They talked about the importance of a day of rest in the Genesis story. The children listened to two pieces of music and shared how the music made them feel. You can see their responses below:
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
"I felt exhausted because the music was fast" - Viraj
"I felt stressed" - Alfie
"I felt amazed" - Harsamrat
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, 3rd Movement
"I felt calm and relaxed" - Erin
"I feel well rested" - Whitney
Then, they created a piece of art work to show how the music made them feel. On the outside, they scribbled furiously to the John Adams piece and on the inside the drew calmly to the Rimsky Korsakov's piece.
Key Stage Two
Instrumental Tuition pictures
Look through the slideshow to see the children enjoying their instrumental lessons.