Music at St Anne's
The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions
- Know about the works of great composers and musicians
- Learn to sing, create and compose music
- Have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
St. Anne’s is a mission team working together to create a place where pupils grow in awareness that each one of us has a precious gift from God. We support our students to discover so that they can use it to share God’s love with others. Therefore, we encourage children to develop and grow their musical gift throughout their school life. Listening to, creating or performing music can be a moving, spiritual experience. We encourage children to reflect on the important effect that music has on people’s moods, senses and quality of life.
Children at St. Anne’s have the opportunity to encounter music from many cultures and this helps them to develop more positive attitudes towards other cultures and societies. It is important that children participate in a wide variety of musical experiences to widen their knowledge and challenge their perceptions of music.
Children have weekly music lessons taught by specialist teachers. In addition to this, children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument such as the flute, guitar, drums, recorder and keyboards.
We encourage children to enjoy making music and provide several opportunities to perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school.
Every half term, we have a music concert where each class performs the pieces they have been working on. It is a great opportunity to share musical achievements with friends and families.
Spring 1 – Classical Composers
St. Anne’s School Choir
Our choir rehearses every Thursday with Mr Hawkins. They perform in Masses, concerts, competitions and out in the local community.
Listen to the beautiful voices of our choir singing ‘Consider Yourself’ from Oliver and ‘Why we Sing’.
Follow the links below for free Music activities and resources that you can access at home.
- Out of the Ark Music 5-11 years old)
To help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, Out of the Ark Music seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song.
To quote Out of the Ark Music: “Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.”
“Animations of some of the best-known traditional nursery rhymes, mainly sung by BBC Children’s TV presenters, with music that your children will love.
“BBC Primary Music takes a cross-curricular approach, with music objectives explored in relation to popular infant topics or related areas of the curriculum.”
“Dances for each of the four elements have been choreographed to different pieces of classical JS Bach, Karl Jenkins, Aaron Copland, Johann Strauss, Claude Debussy and John Adams.”
“If you’re self-isolating or caring for children at home with schools closed these simple ideas will help keep little ones occupied while encouraging them to explore and learn about music.”
“Exploration of the main musical elements examples.”
“Explore the stories and secrets hidden in these classical pieces of music. For each piece you will find free teaching resources, exciting short films, lesson plans, arrangements and more.”
Beat Goes On is a collection of body percussion videos. The founder of this company, Ollie Tunmer (a former cast member of the hit show STOMP) will be streaming a live body percussion workshop every day at 11am on his YouTube channel. No instruments required!
JOIN IN WITH MR HAWKINS FOR A SINGALONG
You can join in with any of the following clips and sing along with Mr Hawkins.