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 gained the ‘Music Mark’ for another year.


Music Lessons

Year 5 created their own compositions.

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!


St. John Vianney Catholic Primary School, Elton Head Road, Sutton Heath, St. Helens, WA9 5BT
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