Music at St James Church School
At St James our vision is to provide a high-quality music education that engages and inspires all pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
In addition to our whole class music lessons, children can chose to have small group and individual instrument lessons. We currently have children learning violin, piano, guitar, ukulele and rock band instruments but we are always happy to support children in learning other instruments if they have the desire. We have a music is for all approach and support all children to learn instruments of their choosing. These lessons are taught by Somerset Music, Taunton Music, Rocksteady and independent music tutors and are delivered on a weekly basis.
We use the ‘Charanga Musical School Scheme’ to support music teaching throughout KS1 and KS2. Charanga uses a practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. The interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.
In year 4, children currently have the opportunity to have whole class ensemble teaching in Violin.
Children are also invited to participate in the school choir and music clubs led by Miss Williams either during lunch time or after school