Teaching the Music Curriculum
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.
The teaching 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 and evaluating music from different traditions, cultures, great composers and musicians.
We are incredibly fortunate that our Music curriculum is taught and delivered by a specialist teacher, Mrs. Amy Willmott, who teachers each class discretely, typically for 45 minutes – 1 hour per week.
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.