Music is really important at St. Michael's Primary as it teaches all of our pupils confidence, collaboration, to be creative and most importantly, it is really fun.
Above all, music brings joy to all and the children at St. Michael's Primary have the opportunity to participate in a variety of musical opportunities:
- All children participate in whole-school daily collective worship which involves singing.
- Once a week is a dedicated singing assembly in which all children sing as a Key Stage.
- Year 1 children start to learn how to play the recorder in the summer term.
- Year 2 children continue to develop their skills in playing the recorder in the spring and summer terms.
- Year 3 have a weekly recorder lesson delivered by a music teacher from Berkshire Maestros.
- Year 4 have a weekly trombone lesson (a plastic trombone called a PBone) delivered by a music teacher from Berkshire Maestros.
- Year 5 have a weekly trombone lesson (a plastic trombone called a PBone) delivered by a music teacher from Berkshire Maestros.
- Year 6 have a weekly music lesson using Charanga and also participate in music experiences across the academic year.
All children have the opportunity to perform to an audience in their class assembly three times a year, school plays at Christmas, Easter and in the summer and performances to parents in St. Michael's Church during our collective worships for harvest, Christmas, Easter and at the end of the academic year.
Furthermore, our children regularly benefit from musical experiences such as a week's visit from iSing Pop which culminates in a concert at Church; visits from iRock; an orchestra experience; visit from a tap dancer who taught every child how to tap dance; visits from Berkshire Maestors to showcase instruments being played and the opportunity to join our weekly choir club.