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. This may be viewed in school on request.