At St Francis you will hear music everywhere – from the songs we use in Foundation Stage to develop confidence and concepts through to the Year 6 Steel Pan performance group rehearsing at playtimes.

We believe that music is a powerful focus for creative energy as it stimulates and guides the imagination. It is a vital part of any primary curriculum, underpinning many aspects of learning, such as the ability to listen carefully, to explore feelings and responses to stimuli, to appraise, to take risks, and to work as part of a team.

Our aim is for all children to experience a broad, balanced and rewarding music education, and to develop their confidence and enthusiasm through experiencing performance, listening, appraisal and evaluation across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.

All children will learn to sing, to create and compose music on their own and with others, to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and to use technology appropriately.

Our children have many opportunities for sharing their music including talent shows, annual opera projects with the Royal Northern College of Music, performing at musical showcases, singing at local care homes. They always shine at such events.

Here is the video of this years opera project - a wonderful opera based on the story of Thor. Our class are on second!

Music in Action

Djembe Drumming



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