Welcome to the Music page!
At SMSJ, we value music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects today’s culture and society and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world in which they live. We provide opportunities for children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop skills and appreciate a wide variety of musical forms.
We are so lucky that we have specialist music teachers that come into our school to teach children how to play different instruments such as the trumpet and drums. Music is an important tool to help children learn and is used in a range of subjects, it is an integral part of regular collective worship.
At St Michael with St John, we use the Charanga scheme of work to teach music.
Advantages of Music in School
Teaching music can have numerous benefits for primary school children from helping with behaviour and confidence to encouraging creativity and learning skills that can be used across many subjects.
Click the link below to see a clip of school children explaining some of the ways music can help learning, including: team working, life skills, behaviour, creativity and pure enjoyment.
Home Learning -
Feel Good Fifteen
Every Tuesday at 9am, children can access a live, fun and feel good 15 minute singing session to get them ready for their home learning for the day.
You can click on the link below to access the previous sessions.
Free songs during lockdown
You can access free songs on Out of the Ark website during lockdown. Click on the link below.
Song of the week -
Click on the link to watch and learn an upbeat motivational song which will leave you feeling sunny and positive.
The website also includes other songs with their lyrics and other activities.
Mrs Rice's favourite song from The Jungle Book
The Bare Necessities
Click the link below to learn to sing and beatbox to 'The Bare Necessities' song from the Disney film 'The Jungle Book'. Have fun!
https://www.popuk.org/kids-at-home (Learn to sing a new song everyday)
https://www.starshine.co.uk/assembly-products/instant-assemblies (free songs with stories to play or download)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-songs-ks1--ks2-page/znrj8xs (Songs for KS1 & KS2 children to sing)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise (Musical activities for all age groups)
https://www.singup.org/singupathome (Songs to sing)
https://www.singup.org/singupathome/sign-language-makaton (Nursery rhymes with Makaton signing)
https://www.singup.org/singupathome/songs-to-get-moving (Songs to get moving)
https://www.singup.org/singupathome/relaxing-soothing (Relaxing songs)
Music for Early Years
Click on the link below to join Sonic Explorer J travelling to different locations to explore the many sounds that can be found.
He visits a jungle, garden, under the sea, a beach, a supermarket and prehistoric times as part of his quest to find new sounds.
The videos on the BBC website are designed to help children think about different sounds and how they relate to their environment.