At St Francis of Assisi, we believe that Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way children feel, think and act. We aim to provide our children with an inspiring, broad and well-balanced curriculum, preparing them for their next stage of life. Within our Music curriculum we ensure that children get many opportunities to learn a musical instrument and showcase their talents by giving performances to parents and sometimes other classes. We follow Charanga music school, a fun, engaging and interactive scheme of work where children not only learn about music; they become musicians who are able to share and perform using their new skills. By the time children leave St Francis of Assisi it is our intention that they will have been exposed to playing instruments such as Recorder, Glockenspiel and Ukulele and will have also been given the opportunity to perform in the school choir and take part in weekly singing practice and worship. We want our children to be encouraged in active involvement in different forms of music making, both individual and with others, evolving their self-discipline, creative flair and fulfilment.
Cultural Capital/ Curriculum Enrichment
At SFOA we seek to develop our cultural capital in Music by offering culturally enriched curriculum activities as well as additional opportunities for children to further their progress and development in the Arts. To enhance the curriculum children take part in hymn practice, Harvest assemblies plus Christmas and Easter productions. We celebrate World Music Day and learning a musical instrument with live performances is taught across the curriculum from Years 1 to 6 with help from Charanga music that offers culturally diverse songs for the children to engage with. We are proud of our recorder group and also our long established choir who have performed at events throughout the town and also at the Young Voices events in Manchester.