St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

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St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

“Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion... Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child’s world of possiblity." Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 67th United States secretary of state in the administration of Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.

Music at St Thomas'

At St. Thomas Primary School, we believe that music education enriches lives, builds confidence, and can nurture a sense of community and cultural appreciation.  We have a proud tradition of fostering a love for music and providing enriching musical experiences for our students. Our music curriculum is designed to build upon this strong foundation and develop the musical skills and knowledge of every child within and beyond the classroom.     

Our curriculum is based on the Sing Up schemes of work and is designed so that it provides our children with an engaging musical experience. We have a clear progression of musical skills and knowledge which starts in the Early Years and develops through the whole school.  The curriculum provides a broad range of musical experiences, including singing, instrumental playing, composing, and listening.

Our curriculum enables children to develop an appreciation for a wide range of musical genres, styles, and traditions from different cultures and historical periods. It encourages students to enjoy music both as listeners and performers, fostering a sense of joy and fulfilment. Through the curriculum, children are provided with a solid foundation in the elements of music including pitch, rhythm, dynamics, timbre, texture, and structure. Children have a range of opportunities for self-expression through singing, playing instruments, and creating music.  The work we do in Music lessons and in other performance opportunities helps children to build confidence and skills in performing, both individually and in groups.

In addition to the curriculum for Music, our children also have the opportunity to take instrumental lessons in a wide range of instruments such as flute, clarinet, saxophone, keyboard and piano, guitar, drums, violin and trumpet.  These lessons are offerered through Lancashire Music Service, and are usually offered in a small group weekly. There is a charge for these lessons which is paid termly into school. Many of our Key Stage Two children take up the offer of Instrumental Lessons and become successful musicians on these instruments.

Take a look at our learning in Music