Subject Co-ordinator: Mrs Hinchliff
Music at St Polycarp's is taught in an active and engaging way by specialist music teacher Mrs Hinchliff. Every child has a class lesson each week where they learn to sing, move to the music, compose their own pieces, work effectively in groups and perform confidently.
The selection of musical activities ranges from beat and tempo in year R, through to recorder playing in year 2 and Chinese music and pentatonic scales in year 3. Year 4 go on to write their own raps and learn the Kodaly system while year 5 learn to write their own film music with sound effects. By year 6 we are very proud of our wonderful musicians who lead the music in Masses, surprise the whole school with their amazing flash mob performance and end with a superb musical play.
All children are challenged and inspired through our imaginative music curriculum, and the school choir gives everybody the opportunity for extra singing and performing experience.
Watch Year 3 perform a Dragon Dance that they created themselves (costumes provided from home).
Watch Year 5 and 6 singing and signing Silent Night (in Makaton)