“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Plato
We aim to develop the knowledge; skills and attributes children need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. At St Nicholas Catholic Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos and links closely to our Christian values. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
At St Nicholas we are committed to providing a curriculum for all where every child grows:
To achieve excellence in all that they do in the knowledge that we love one another as God loves you.
Our Music Curriculum
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Like all our foundation subjects, Music is taught in areas over a two year rolling programme. We currently use 'Sing Up Music' as a basis for our music teaching with most classes completing units covering a broad and diverse range of repertoire, approaches and musical traditions. Sing Up Music supports a fully-integrated approach to musical development, connecting the interrelated strands of singing, playing, improvising, composing, listening and appraising.
Year 2 and 3 receive weekly singing sessions as part of the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme. These are delivered by an expert Choral Director from the Diocese, focusing on positive engagement with singing and supporting the Catholic life of the school through sacred music. The sessions offer practical and incremental coverage of areas of the music curriculum - including notation - in a two-year curriculum framework developed by the Diocese, the National Schools Singing Programme and the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Pupils also have the opportunity to join one of the Diocese’s acclaimed after-school choirs. You can find online resources that support this work on the Schools Singing Programme’s YouTube channel (www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk). Our local Diocese choir is Leeds Cathedral Choir - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about joining.
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