Music at St. Mary's
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Music is a universal subject which can be accessed by all children. At St. Mary's, we intend for our children to gain a good understanding of what music is and how it makes them feel through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, composing and performing.
As a foundation for the implementation of music, the school uses the Charanga music scheme to support the teaching of music in all classes. Charanga Musical School Units of Work enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.
Children at St. Mary's will develop a love of music. They will have a better understanding of the history of music, a stronger understanding and appreciation of high quality pieces from great composers and musicians and they'll have developed sound skills in composition, listening and embraced opportunities to perform and appraise.