Music At St. Augustine's
We will inspire our children to appreciate the power of music through exciting memorable learning experiences that will allow them to demonstrate their musical talents and capabilities.
At St. Augustine's, we will lay the foundations for children to have a lifelong appreciation of music. We promote a love of singing, playing and listening through a variety of contexts. We demonstrate how music can make us happy, motivated and focused. By the end of KS2, we aim for children to be equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to take their love of music to highest possible level.
Our music curriculum is delivered in a range of ways. Each class receive provision from Tees Valley Music Service each year ranging from singing sessions to recorder lessons. In addition to this, Tees Valley Music Service provide optional violin lessons for children who wish to learn how to play the instrument.
We are very lucky at St. Augustine's to receive additional music provision from Mr. Timothy Harrison (Director of Music in the Diocese of Middlesbrough). For year's 2-6, Mr. Harrison delivers music sessions that cover a range of skills. The children have the opportunity to sing liturgical hymns and songs but also develop their musical awareness by exploring key features of music such as notation and composition.
Alongside the external provision we receive, each individual class explores music further through our exciting cross-curricular Cornerstones topics.
St. Augustine's School Choir
St. Augustine's school choir is a group of approximately 30 children who are passionate about singing. Throughout the year, they rehearse a range of hymns and songs in preparation for performances and celebrations.
In the last academic year (2017-2018) the choir had a fantastic time at the Snappy Christmas event. Take a look at the photos below. They also, for the first time, took part in the Snappy Carmen event, where they rehearsed and performed a range of operatic songs from the opera 'Carmen'. Both events were a huge success and lots of fun was had by all. The children are already looking forward to taking part in the celebrations in this upcoming academic year.
To celebrate the end of the school year, the school choir enjoyed learning a range of songs, chosen by the children themselves. The choir loved performing these songs to their parents and friends at the summer fair.
Take a look at one of our rehearsal videos below.
The Greatest Showman!
Being a very popular musical of 2018, there was no option but for the choir to sing a range of the songs to celebrate the end of another fabulous school year. It was a very emotional and moving performance with lots of tears (happy of course!). Thank you to all of the children who attended every rehearsal throughout the year and delivered an outstanding performance, one I will remember for a very long time!