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At St Anne's, we follow the Sing Up Music Curriculum. Sing Up provides children with an engaging, practical and high quality curriculum.  All children are enabled to develop the self-confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding to develop a lifelong love of music whilst also developing a secure foundation from which they can take their study of music further.


Catholic Ethos, Catholic Social Teaching and Music

Our intent in the teaching of Music is deeply rooted in Catholic Social Teaching.  

We believe 

- in the dignity of the human condition.  This means every child has their own talents which they should be given the opportunity to explore and develop.  Many of our children love to develop their musical talents through singing, playing an instrument and composing.

- that the common good is built through music.  Listening to pieces of music in different styles and from across the ages is a really positive experience that brings people together.

- that exposing children to music from around the world builds solidarity; we are one world in music.


We also ensure that the children learn about  composers who were themselves members of religious orders like Stephen of Liege and about key pieces of music created for specific moments in the liturgical year for example Handel's Messiah. 

In worship we raise our voices to God in song and we learn to both say and sing traditional prayers of the church.


In EYFS/KS1, Music is delivered by class teachers.

30 mins for Nursery/Reception per week

40 mins for KS1

In KS2, Music is delivered by a subject specialist from Berkshire Maestros.  Each lesson lasts 50 mins.

Throughout the week, class teachers rehearse games, songs etc so that children undertake in total c1hr of musical activity per week.  In Y4, children receive instrumental lessons from a Berkshire Maestros teacher for one term.  In 2023-4, the children will learn the cello!


Music lessons are taught in 3 week or 6 week blocks.

6 week units are based around a song and the features of the song.  These units include singing and playing, listening as well as some appraising and improvising/composing.

3 week units focus more heavily on listening/appraising or on improvising/composing.


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Musical Clubs

We also run a Choir and a Recorder Club for pupils in Y3-Y6.  We have great fun practising and perform throughout  the year at Masses and special events including the Christmas Carol Service and the Summer Fayre.


Our choir


Year 1 Music lessons


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