Music at St Teresa’s
Music is a key thread throughout our motto of : Praying together, Aspiring together, Achieving together.
Music at St Teresa’s is planned to be fully inclusive to every child. We work closely with the Wolverhampton Music School to ensure we fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for music, provide a broad, balanced and vibrant curriculum and ensure the progressive development of knowledge, skills and vocabulary.
We are using our curriculum drivers of: Aspiration, Knowledge of the World, Communication, Preparation for Life, Community to achieve our intentions in these curriculum areas.
Our music curriculum follows the National Curriculum expectations for KS1, KS2 and the Statutory EYFS Framework.
In Key Stages 1-2 discreet lessons follow progressive curriculum plans to ensure pupils acquire and use knowledge and skills in all subject areas. During 2022-23 we invested additional curriculum time each week to effectively implement Kinetic letters, Vipers for reading comprehension and Mathematical Key Recall Facts. This is part of our commitment that every child achieves age related, or beyond in essential reading, writing and maths skills. The decision to block Design & Technology, Art & design and Music lessons to facilitate core fluency was reviewed in May 2023.
From May 2023, we adapted our Music Long Term Plan to ensure greater coverage and progression within the musical activities of performing, composing and listening/appraising.
We use Charanga music and the Wolverhampton Music School Service to provide our pupils with high quality music lesson and experiences where they achieve and aspire.
- Mass, Liturgical song & Hymn Practice
- Big Sing – Singing in the Rain (postponed Spring 2023, return Spring 2024 )
- Wolverhampton New Cross Christmas Carols
- Local Care home Christmas Carols
- Termly Y4 concerts to parents
- Autumn & Summer music school orchestra performances
- Y5 Peripatetic lessons (commencing Autumn 2023)