Want to know more about St Stephens’ music programmes?
FOSS FACT: Did you know … FOSS fundraising supports three special music programmes which are delivered across the school at a cost of £12,000 every year?
Music is proven to be a great way to help children learn. From early years and KS1 learning music in an organised, structured and practical way, through to music technology in Years 5 and 6, every child in St Stephen’s has the opportunity to not only make progress within the music curriculum, but also develop a love for music which will last them a lifetime.
Charanga music provides our children with the opportunity to learn music in an organised, structured and practical way. St Stephen's teachers use their schemes of work for early years and KS1 where children are learning to sing and to play un-tuned instruments. During lessons utilising the Charanga subscription, the music teacher is able to deliver lessons that are easy for all children to access and that are in line with the national curriculum. By providing excellent schemes of work, Charanga ensures that all children have the opportunity to not only make progress within the music curriculum, but fall in love with music at an early age.
In year 4, our children have the opportunity to take part in the Jazz project provided by the Richmond Music Trust (RMT). This 10-week program sees the children composing and performing music on the saxophone or trumpet. The jazz project is a brilliant way for the children to take their learning to a new level by challenging them to learn a difficult instrument and by applying the musical theory they have learned earlier on in school. The specialised teachers from the RMT are experts are making sure all of their lessons are accessible and enjoyable for all children involved.
In Year 5 and Year 6 the children do a term’s course of M:tech who’s aim is to provide sound music technology instruction to school in our area. Children are given the opportunity to use technology to compose, create and edit music that can be suited to a purpose or topic they have been learning in the classroom. The specialised music tech teachers are able to guide the children down their path of brainstorming, planning, creating and editing a piece of music while utilising a number of musical skills and points of theory. At the end of the sessions, all the children will have a polished piece of music to enjoy.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Come along to our fundraising events - the next one is our Ceilidh!
- What: A night of Ceilidh dancing with friends old and new
- When: Friday 7th February, 7:30pm – midnight
- Where: St Stephen’s school Ceilidh hall
- How much: Tickets are £15 per person, with a fab raffle on the night as well
- How can I get tickets? Simply click here! https://www.pta-events.co.uk/foss/
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