St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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St Francis Xavier Music


Our intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing. We believe that all children are capable of becoming confident, expressive performers. We intend to allow the music curriculum to flow through the entirety of the school. We want to ensure that music is closely intertwined with each class topic to build an immersive learning environment. 

Year 5 - Blues

As part of our music lessons Year 5 are focusing on Blues. We have started to learn how to play various chords on the glockenspiel.

Nursery enjoyed a celebration of nursery rhymes with Music Bugs as part of World Nursery Rhyme week. Children explored sound, dance, rhythm and rhyme. We used claves to join in with the music and song as well as puppets and props.

Year 2 exploring rhythms and structure...

Year 2 learnt to create rhythms and then put these rhythms into an order (or structure) to tell the story of St George and the Dragon.

Year 3 telling a story through music...

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Year 3 started by closing their eyes and listening to a piece of music called 'Night on the bare mountain' by Mussorgsky. Afterwards we discussed what sort of story could go with this music. We mapped out three musical sections and wrote down what would happen in each part of the story linking to the music. Finally, in pairs the children acted out their story alongside the music.

Music in EYFS...

Nursery enjoyed working together to sing 'Row, Row, Row your Boat' when thinking about word and rhyme.   

Exploring music across the curriculum... Singing psalms to praise God.

As part of their 'Myths and Legends' unit in Music, Year 2 have been learning about the layers and texture of music by listening to some pieces of music inspired by the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. They discussed how the different pieces of music made them feel and what instruments they could hear.

Music Time - Reception have been playing instruments and learning about the musical term tempo. Children have been playing music quickly and slowly!

Every Wednesday, we meet as a school for Hymn Practice...

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Our school choir are busy preparing for Young Voices 2023!

Nursery class explored autumnal poetry linked to theme. We practised and performed our poem. The children haven not stopped singing it since! THE POWER OF POETRY

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