St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

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

Music

Subject Co-ordinator: Mrs Hinchliff

Intent
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.

Challenge
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 the Year 6 Greek video

Here is a clip of Year 5 sound effects

Year 4 have been writing their own raps