St George’s CE Primary school has a strong tradition of music making and embraces music as an integral part of school life. We offer a rich and diverse range of musical opportunities and both specialist teachers and class teachers implement the music curriculum.
The National Curriculum for Music was updated by the government in Spring 2022. St George's has reviewed its curriculum offer for music and is in the process of implementing the new Model Music Curriculum. It is designed to introduce the next generation to a broad repertoire of music from the Western Classical tradition, and to the best popular music and music from around the world. It is a clearly sequenced and ambitious approach to music teaching, providing a roadmap to introduce pupils to the delights and disciplines of music, helping them to appreciate and understand the works of the musical giants of the past, while also equipping them with the technical skills and creativity to compose and perform. The curriculum focusses on the following key areas which, when taken together, all contribute towards the steadily increasing development of musicianship: • Singing • Listening • Composing • Performing/Instrumental Performance It is our aim to ensure every child develops a life-long love of music and musical performance.
EYFS and KS1 develop their vocal control and singing technique, and explore rhythm and pitch using small percussion instruments. Through a range of songs and games the children express their emotions, develop confidence and self-control. KS2 develop their musical abilities and experiences through singing, learning recorder, djembe drums and jumbie-jam steel pans, as well as composing, performing and using music technology.
The Chamber Choir are an enthusiastic and talented group of young musicians from KS2, who love to sing and make music together. The fabulous St George’s Community Choir (consisting of parents, staff and pupils) meet weekly and have great fun singing a wide repertoire of songs. Both choirs perform at local community events and never fail to bring a smile to everyone who hears them.
Bromley Youth Music Trust - The school also facilitates individual music lessons in a wide variety of instruments, which are given by BYMT staff, at extra cost – forms are available on request from the office.
Rocksteady Music School provide rock and pop band lessons, giving pupils the chance to play in a band and get hands-on experience playing drums, guitar, keyboard or vocals. Further details can be obtained from the School office or from the Rocksteady website.
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We always look forward to the termly music concerts in which we celebrate the huge variety of musical talent at St George's school. Our musicians are always encouraged to enter into our annual St George’s Got Talent competition giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent in their own way.