At St. Mary’s we believe that every child is musically gifted. We seek to help our children gain skills and knowledge about music on a daily basis is assemblies and on a weekly basis is specific lessons designed to enhance, improve and advance their skills.
Music is not always a linear journey and whilst there is logical progress from year to year, there are many musical skills that we teach the children at a very early stage, and then revisit in all other year groups. Our teaching and learning is based on experiencing the musical elements of rhythm, timbre, pitch, dynamics and we experience these by singing, learning to play instruments and composing. We also listen to a wide variety of different genres of music and glean knowledge about how to play and compose to a higher standard from listening with intent to lots of pieces of music.