St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School



Subject Co-ordinator: Mrs Ridgeon

Music Learning Journey

EYFS and KS1


Music at St Polycarp's is taught in an active and engaging way by specialist music teacher Mrs Ridgeon. 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 our choir perform in the Freedom concert which took place at Charterhouse School 



Watch Year 3 perform a Dragon Dance that they created themselves (costumes provided from home)