Our Curriculum Intent
At St Peter’s, we believe that our music education should engage and inspire our children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. We are keen to encourage and support our pupils’ creativity, self-confidence and self-expression as well as the essential skills and knowledge within this subject. The teaching and learning of music at St Peter’s is based on creating and performing music through singing and playing a range of instruments, as well as listening to and evaluating music from different traditions, cultures, great composers and musicians, as well as many opportunities to celebrate all pupils’ achievements.
We encourage the children to take part in performances, including our nativity and school productions which takes place in the local church. Our school choir participates in various events throughout the school year, performing and maintaining our strong links with our local community.
Our Yearly Overview
Progression in Music
Wider Opportunities for Music
Alongside our music curriculum, we offer other musical opportunities which encourage children to take part in performances, including our nativity and school productions as well as our annual ‘St Peter’s Got Talent’.
We also have a number of peripatetic teachers who offer individual music lessons, which are fitted within the school day. Our teachers offer 1:1 lessons on a range of instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, singing, flute and violin. We are always keen to celebrate our pupils’ talents through our music concerts to parents and the school. If our pupils choose to take exams on their instruments, we love sharing and celebrating their achievements and certificates within our school celebration assemblies.
We have a very talented school choir made up of children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who participate in various events throughout the school year. These include performing at the Canterbury Christmas Market, performing to residents at our local care homes, and the joint Christmas Concert with the Canterbury City Schools at the Gulbenkian Theatre.