At St Nicholas there are lots of opportunities to make music. We have a whole-school singing assembly every Friday, weekly class music lessons with a specialist music teacher, and the opportunity for visiting instrumental teachers from the Music Hub. We also listen to music and sing in collective worship, in class and of course there is lots of music making in EYFS!

This term we have a choir club that is practising for the Young Voices concert at Sheffield arena, when pupils will join children from Kirkby Malzeard to take part in the largest school choir concert in the world. We love finding opportunities to perform and enjoy singing at church services and school events.

Last year Asteroids class were learning to play the recorder in their class music lessons. Previously we have had children learning piano, guitar, ukulele and drums in school with visiting instrumental teachers. We would love more pupils to take up an instrument, so if they are inspired please contact the Music Hub and find out more. There are some discounts available so please have a look at their website to see if your child is eligible. 

In class music lessons with Mrs Harris we are following a Music Express scheme of work. This is a varied programme which enables children to sing, compose, play instruments and listen in a carefully structured progressive manner. We are developing our singing voices, pulse and rhythm awareness and listening skills through songs, musical games and composition tasks, and being exposed to music from different cultures, contexts and historical times.

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