Every class has a weekly music lesson which is taught by our music teacher. In line with the National Curriculum, we believe that a high-quality music education should engage and inspire our children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Our children are given many opportunities to compose, listen, perform and appraise, as well as to apply their understanding of the dimensions of music as they refine their skills in these.
During their time at St. Andrew’s, our children also have the opportunity to perform annually in school concerts, church services and class assemblies. They learn songs in a variety of styles and even in different languages!
In addition, some of our classes take part in Lambeth Music Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, sing in a Gospel choir concert ‘The Big Sing’ at St. Gabriel’s College and participate in services at Southwark Cathedral.
It is not only the Creative Arts (singing, dancing and drama) that our children have the opportunity to develop their skills in; they can also learn to play a wide variety of musical instruments. Parents can choose to pay for lessons; please see below for a list of instruments*
In Years 3 and 4, every child learns to read music and play 4 different instruments and in Year 5 some of our children play in a samba band.
The lessons on offer are:
Please speak to Mrs Alfred if you would like your child to start learning any of these instruments.