Music at St Nicholas!
At St Nicholas the central purpose of our music education is for pupils to make more music, think more musically and as a result become more musical.
At St Nicholas we use the Cornerstones primary curriculum mixed with the Charanga music scheme to shape our school’s music curriculum. Charanga is an interactive programme that introduces the children to a variety of different music styles. All pupils are encouraged to listen to musical extracts from different times and cultures and evaluate their own feelings about the music. Cornerstones incorporates music into curriculum wide projects.
Many of our children sing or play an instrument at St Nicholas.
We currently have two wonderful peripatetic teachers who offer tuition in:
Years 1-6 have the opportunity to join singing club which meets on Thursday afternoon after school. Run by Mrs Wilson, it is an opportunity to enjoy singing together. They sing a wide variety of songs from traditional songs, songs from different cultures, well known songs and songs from the charts. A time to enjoy music!
At Christmas Acorns, Chestnuts and Ash classes perform a Christmas nativity production ensuring that all children who want to be involved are. In the summer term, after SATS, Acers and Oaks work together to put together a production to perform to parents and the rest of the school.
Our Year 4 pupils also receive a term of musical tuition from the Dorset Music Service.
If you are interested in your children learning an instrument please contact the school office.
Once a week we have singing worship, where the whole school comes together to learn and sing songs of worship. We also use this time to learn songs to perform at religious festivals and big school occasions, for example our Jubilee celebrations.