St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

Music

Music plays an active and important part in the life of the school. The music curriculum offers pupils the chance to explore and enjoy music at appropriate levels in a variety of ways including Computing.

Singing is at the centre of the curriculum. It enhances their musical skills, develops their aural awareness and their ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in their compositions. Project work includes music from different cultures and times including the use of musical instruments. In Year 4, all children learn to play a string instrument with an introduction to reading music. Choir is open to all children across all year groups as an after school club at the Junior School and as a lunchtime club for year 2.

Children have musical opportunities in the school mass and assemblies.

Several peripatetic teachers provide extra-curricular lessons in guitar, violin, trumpet, trombone and piano during class time in the Junior School and piano during class time at the piano during class time in the Infant School. (There is a charge for these lessons and parents who wish their child to learn a musical instrument should place their names on a waiting list in the school office.)

However great or small your child’s talent, the emphasis in music is on enjoyment and building confidence. Everyone’s contribution is valued.