Music has long played an important part in the lives of children who attend St Thomas. We are proud to continue the traditions of the school and to work alongside specialist teachers from Encore music in Herefordshire. We provide inclusive opportunities for all children to learn an instrument and to have learning enriched through music directly linked to each term's learning. Our key concepts for music weave progressively through each year group, beginning at reception and are outlined here:
Children are positively influenced by appreciating, participating in and connecting through music and through our carefully planned curriculum children will leave our school being able to do, know and remember more in music but also able to have an inner connection with it.
The plan below outlines our sequence of learning over time and across concepts. The example of a termly plan below that exemplifies how music is taught over a term, with a focus on vocabulary.
Finally, the endpoints we expect children to reach at each phase of their learning can be viewed below.