Music at St. Thomas Becket School is linked with our learning challenge curriculum. Schemes of work that tie in with each ‘Big Question’ go hand in hand with the National Curriculum and aim to give children a creative confidence through experimentation and performance.
At KS1, the children will be able to experiment with a variety of musical sounds and instruments and will be encouraged to sing and appreciate different styles of music.
The infant classes use their musical skills in our Nativity performances and also through the singing of popular children’s songs and rhymes throughout the year.
At Key Stage 2, the children will not only focus on compositional skills and sound experimentation, but will also look at music in a historical context.
Individual tuition for the clarinet, flute, keyboard and guitar is offered to children who wish to learn. In year 4 all children have the opportunity to learn the recorder, keyboard, trumpet, trombone or guitar as part of our SoundStart programme.
We have a Peripatetic music teacher from The Croydon Music Service who gives specialist lessons to classes on a half termly bases on top of the children’s music lessons in class.
Our school Junior Choir (Years 3 to 6) rehearses and performs regularly throughout the year. The Christmas Carol Service and Easter Passion play highlight the children’s musical abilities, as well as our end of year performances at the school fair and within the community.