LINKING WITH ST. JOSEPH’ CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL IN LANCASTER
The amazing St. Francis band performed six pieces to a very excited assembly, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary in Lancaster. Wanting to launch their own band, St. Joseph’s got a taste of what a school band can do when they practice and dedicate themselves to what they love doing! The St. Francis band is made up of nearly a quarter of the school, so two minibuses were required! The children did a fantastic job.
Preparing for a collaborative Christmas Convert with Valley Singers Adult Choir
Welcome to our Music Page!
Aims, Objectives and Intent:
Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.
At St.Francis’ we place great emphasis on develop music throughout school. Children from Reception Class take part in Glee Club and we have a phenomenal school band.
Children take ABRSM grades and enjoyment and participation has vastly grown over the past few years. We link with other school sans we are looking forward to participating in music festivals.
The objectives of teaching music in our school are to enable children to:
- know and understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures;
- know how music is made through a variety of instruments;
- know how music is composed and written down;
- know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written;
- develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music.
We are passionate about our superb standards in music at St.Francis’. We have talented staff, many of whom play an instrument themselves and Miss Deakin even plays in the
school band every Friday! Many children undertake ABRSM music exams and 30 children have music lessons.
Key Stage 1 creating weather sounds in music
Pupils thrive learning new talents and skills in music
Goosnargh Village Hall Performances by Glee Club and Choir
Fun music classes throughout school
School Band and Choir
A fabulous school band!
Mr Brent Warren delivers individual music lessons. We offer all brass, woodwind and drum lessons. Our school band rehearses every Friday at 2.15-3.15pm during school time and over a third of our school are members-amazing!
Children in Beacon Class use computer technology to create and manipulate sounds. They all learn to play the keyboard and fairsnape Class all learn to play the ukulele.
At St.Francis’ 3/4 of our school play a musical instrument and/or sing in the school choir and play in the school band. Music is such a valuable subject in its own right and can give all children the chance to shine and simply enjoy. Every Friday, children having music lessons play in assembly in front of the school and we sing as a community with parents and visitors. The children perform in many concerts, mainly for charity, and they are given purpose to practice and look forward to playing collaboratively. Children from Reception Class play tuned instruments and we will have a recorder club after the half term break. Children in Beacon Class play the ukulele and are learning some pop songs to play and sing. Fairsnape Class are playing in harmony on the Glockenspiels and are learning notation!