Our school vision for teaching Music
At St Patrick’s, we believe that music is a unique and valuable medium that can help enhance, communicate and develop the way our children feel, think and act. We believe that music provides children with the opportunity to increase their social skills through collaborative learning in: composition, listening to a range of music and exploring the different ways that we can play instruments. We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to play an instrument, read musical notation, experiment with percussion and create and evaluate their own compositions.
The majority of our music teaching is through our creative topic-based curriculum. However, children also have the opportunity to learn to play instruments through extra-curricular lessons provided by peripatetic teachers from Rochdale Music Service. In addition to this, children in Key Stage Two can join our choir and perform at numerous functions throughout the year; including Rochdale Music Festival.
A thorough music curriculum gives children self-confidence, creativity and a sense of personal achievement. We hope this evokes in them a life-long love of music.