At St Fidelis, we believe that our Music curriculum provides every child with opportunities to appreciate and love the art form of music. We hope to inspire our children to develop their talent as musicians across the seven years of their primary career.
Our Music curriculum, drawing on the National Curriculum, is looked at regularly to ensure that it is meeting the needs and interests of our children. We are fortunate to be able to employ a Music specialist teacher to work alongside our class teachers to support the development of every child’s particular talents to the fullness of their potential. We commit significant time within the school timetable, right across the school, to the teaching of Music as we recognise the importance of a truly broad and balanced curriculum.
We are proud that:
- Every child at St Fidelis learns to play the glockenspiel, recorder, keyboard and steel pans as well as a range of percussion instruments.
- Our Music provision extends beyond the school with over 100 children involved in its many groups: Key Stage 1 choir, Key Stage 2 choir, orchestra, Steel Pan groups and African Drumming group, with opportunities sought out for them to perform at a range of venues (London’s Royal Festival Hall, Bexley Civic Offices and London’s Old Vic Theatre are just a few recent examples). Groups have also performed in projects with the London Symphony Orchestra and more recently performing using Gamelan instruments at South Bank.
- Every two years, some Key Stage 2 children choose to take part in a musical show to further strengthen their musical ability. Recent shows have included Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Smike, a tribute to the music from Disney films and the Wizard of Oz.