At St Peter’s we try to include music into school life as much as possible. The children regularly sing during whole school assemblies and many teachers use songs related to topic work.
In music lessons, children are encouraged to use a variety of different sources to create sound including everyday objects, junk, their voices and bodies and traditional musical instruments. We want the children to have creative choice with their music making and so allow them the opportunity to try these different variations.
Schools across Leicestershire are linked to the Leicestershire Music Hub which supports teachers who deliver music in schools. With thanks to the Leicestershire Music Hub, Class 4 have started to learn to play the ukulele with help from an outside instrumental teacher. The lessons will last for the rest of the term and children will have the opportunity to continue after Easter if they wish.
In addition, choir is run on Wednesday lunchtimes for years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The choir has several performances in the lead up to Christmas including singing for Age Concern and the local light switch on. As well as this, the choir is invited to sing alongside other Catholic schools for the annual Catholic School’s Carol Concert in Support of Menphys at DeMontfort Hall near to Christmas. The concert is always a huge success and the children thoroughly enjoy taking part.