Our Music Curriculum
At St John Vianney, we follow the National Curriculum for music to ensure that all children have access to a balanced and varied curriculum. Teachers have access to high quality planning to enable them to deliver lessons which show a progression of skills throughout their school journey. Children are provided opportunities to learn a variety of instruments and perform individually or as part of a group. They are encouraged to listen and appraise different genres of music, created from a variety of composers and explore their own musical preferences.
Our aim is to develop each child’s musical interests and awareness to enable them to become musicians who are confident in sharing their talents.
Year 4 are currently taking part in the Wider Opportunity programme and as a class are learning to play the clarinet. Children in Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to have small group music lessons to continue their musical journey on their flutes and clarients.
Music Mark (October 2021)
I am pleased to announce that we have achieved the ‘Music Mark’ for another year.
This week, (15th March 2022) Year 5 and 6 visited the Liverpool Philharmonic to watch the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Musical Tracks’ Schools Concert. These concerts have been running for 80 years and are attended by 18,000 children every year. This years concert explored the topic of migration.
Yellow Hub Award
Well done to Evelyn-May (Year 5) for receiving her ‘Yellow Hub Award’ on her flute. A fantastic achievement.
Look at those smiles! Six of our Year 6 pupils have achieved their Yellow Hub Award which is part of a new exam syllabus from the music service.
The children had to play a solo piece, a duet piece, perform scales/arpeggios and one other element (aural test, signs reading, etc) in order to pass their recorded exam. We are very proud of all of them and wish them look in achieving Orange level next…
Christmas Sing December 2021
Due to restrictions, this year we were unable to join with the others schools in Church for our annual Christmas Sing event. Instead, KS2 recorded Christmas Carols and these were put together with other schools from St Helens to create our own virtual Christmas Sing. Please click on the link below to watch the whole event.
During lessons, children are encouraged to sing, play, share their opinions, compose and improvise. All children are included within lessons and their musical talents celebrated.
Extra Curricular Activities
At St John Vianney, we encourage children to take part in a variety of extra curricular activities. We are currently running KS2 choir and a drumming club. We can’t wait to hear the drummers perform for the rest of the school.
Carol Singing at Reeves Court – December 2019
Our choir enjoyed spreading some Christmas cheer to the residents of Reeve Court.
Christmas Carols – December 2019
Spreading Christmas cheer in our local community: Junior carols at St Austin’s; singing at our Christmas shopping evening; and joining with other local schools to sing at St Helens Parish Church.
Music through the decades
Our school choir took part in a very special event at the town hall, alongside other schools and musicians from across the borough. We enjoyed performing and received wonderful feedback!