At St Philip’s, children are surrounded and immersed in music throughout the curriculum. As well as being taught music through explicit lessons delivered by a specialist music teacher, the children are exposed to music throughout the school day. Through the dance curriculum, children are taught how to move and listen to music; this is also achieved during the 5-a-day videos which are used daily. St Philip’s students are taught how to sing a variety of secular and non-secular songs and hymns during a weekly Singing Collective Worship which build up to each child performing a song as a phase at our end of term celebrations.
Our extra-curricular opportunities allow those who want to, to broaden their music education even further. We are fortunate to have a variety of specialist music teachers deliver individual and group instrumental lessons to those who want. The yearly trip to the Young Voices at the O2 arena in London is always a success. The students prepare for this in KS2 choir; students are coached in two-part harmonies as well as other styles of singing.
The instrumental lessons currently on offer (subject to availability) are:
Piano lessons are taught by Deb Unitt - please contact Deb for her availability firstname.lastname@example.org
A Violin teacher comes in from Cambridgeshire music https://www.cambridgeshiremusic.org.uk/pages/discover-music/learn-to-play-or-sing/
Singing and recorder is taught by Rebecca Moulton https://www.rebeccamoulton.com/teacher-conductor