“Music is a magic like no other, which can do incredible, unexplainable things.”
A quote from ‘The Christmasaurus’ by Tom Fletcher
With a focus on the St Chad’s vision of ‘Learning to Love, Loving to Learn’, we believe that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At St Chad’s, we believe that a strong commitment to music and creativity allows all children, no matter their academic ability, learning needs or cultural background, to participate and enjoy music. Children experience a high quality music education that engages and inspires. Children develop their creativity, self-confidence and their sense of achievement through music.
Throughout a child’s musical journey from EYFS to Year 6, children get many opportunities to develop within the music subject drivers of listening, composing, performing and understanding the key elements of music. Alongside St Chad’s 5Cs, it is vitally important that children have opportunities to listen to, review and evaluate music from different historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians. Children learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and be reflective with others.
As children progress through their time at St Chad’s, it is important that they build their confidence with reading, and understanding, musical notation. Therefore, with a focus on different musical cultures around the world, all children have the opportunity to progress their musical understanding and knowledge, whilst learning new musical instruments when composing musical pieces. We invite music specialists into school to work with our children. We have children learning many instruments from guitars and ukuleles to keyboards and drums.
St Chad’s have an amazing choir encompassing children from all year groups. They have many opportunities to perform in-school such as at the summer fair and in assemblies. Children also participate in many out of school performances, for example the local church and in Clifton Cathedral.
We are proud of our music provision and truly feel staff at St Chad’s are fully invested in providing the best musical opportunities for our children.