Children at Sacred Heart Primary School benefit from music lessons with a music specialist who provides curriculum support for all pupils from nursery to year six.
Children in the Foundation Stage go on a musical journey through the year - from exploring instrumental sounds and singing, to moving and playing rhythmically in time to a beat.
Years One to Six engage in music activities linked to the National Curriculum, which enables children in both Key Stages to explore and appraise their own musical understanding, while allowing opportunity for creativity.
Each curriculum phase performs a Christmas production and classes enjoy joining together at the end of the school year for Summer singing sessions.
Where possible music lessons tie in with class topics. At present, Year Six are exploring rhythm patterns based on Morse Code (topic World War Two); Year Four are learning to sing a round about a volcano in Mexico (topic – Tectonic Plates) and Year Three are being inspired by Greek muses to create short melodies using tuned percussion instruments (topic – Ancient Greeks)
Year Five are learning to play the recorder while children in the Foundation stage are learning about telling stories through music.