Music is woven into the fabric of Stoke St Gregory Primary School from daily acts of worship to using songs to learn our times tables.
We are proud of our history of music making and have watched many students take their music into their adult life, both professionally and for sheer enjoyment. Music is taught from Reception to Year 6 on a weekly basis.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should:
- Engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music
- Develop their talent as musicians
- Increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement
We provide many opportunities for all the children to listen to a wide range of music, both recorded and live. They are encouraged to respond in a variety of ways, including art, movement and discussion. All children throughout the school are encouraged to explore sound with tuned and un-tuned percussion which leads to composition and improvisation.
Pupils in Year 4 are given the opportunity to join the school band. Somerset Music provide free of charge a brass instrument for each child for this purpose. After school band club is available for pupils in Class 3 to enable the children to develop instrumentally.
Singing plays a big role in the overall development of the children’s musical skills. We also run a variety of singing groups including a soon to start “Singing for Fun Club” and the very popular adults “Kitchen Choir”.
Private music lessons are available for pupils in Years 1-6. However the violin and the piano are the only instruments available for Years 1 and 2. Lessons can be provided to small groups or individual children and the cost will vary accordingly.
We hope to offer the following music lessons
The children are able to showcase their musical achievements to parents at the following events throughout the year
- The Village Fete
- Harvest Festival
- Willows & Wetlands Christmas Fayre
- Nativity/Carol Service
- Easter Service
- Performing at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre
- South Somerset Music Spectacular
- Busking in the playground
- Whole School Concert
- End of Year Celebration Service