At St Dominic’s, we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Music and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality teaching in Music, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
We use the Charanga Model Music Curriculum scheme to deliver music lessons.
What our children say about Music at St Dominic's:
"We've been playing the recorder this year. Our teacher has been helping us to learn new notes, but we also make sure we go over the notes we have already learnt too."
"We learn music so that we can be more musical and learn new things."
"We learn different types of music and can learn instruments. We can learn about musicians and composers too."
"I enjoy Music because it brings everyone together."
"I enjoy hearing everyone trying and having fun, whilst at the same time learning an instrument together."
Year 3 Ukulele Concert for families - Tuesday 24th January 2023
Composer of the Term (Spring 2023) - Antonio Vivaldi
This term the children will explore the life and work of composer, Antonio Vivaldi. They will understand how he came to be a composer and how his family and community (this term's Catholic Social Teaching) impacted him. His music was designed to remind listeners of places and objects in the world around them, and the children will explore a variety of his pieces to understand this. They will also dosciver how this relates to their own life.
Ukulele lessons in Year 3 (October 2022)
Ukulele Club with Miss Nicholas (September 2022)
Composer of the Term (Autumn 2022) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
This term we will be focusing on the life and work of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a British composer of musical theatre. The children will explore the wide-range of music he produced throughout his career and share their own favourites from his famous musicals (including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera). They will identify and describe the genres and instruments using their own musical vocabulary.
WCET Concert 2022 - Year 3
Composer of the Term (Summer 2022) - Florence Price
As a school, we enjoy having a composer to focus upon to expose the children to a wide and varied range of music and composers from around the world (both modern and from history). This term we are learning about Florence Price, an African-American female composer from the 20th century.
The children will be considering her genre of music and the influence of it upon the world, as well as identifying instruments and describing the music using their own musical vocabulary.
Year 5 Manchester Camerata trip- 14th March 2022
Year 5 took part in the Manchester Camerata performance at the Gatehouse Theatre on Monday 14th March. They composed and sang their own song based on the Roald Dahl book The Twits. They were absolutely amazing! Well done, Year 5.
You can watch their performance here: https://st-dominics-catholic-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/year-5-manchester-camerata
The Twits - Manchester Camerata.mp4
Advent Retreat – 3rd December 2021
The whole school thoroughly enjoyed the ‘The Prince of Peace’ Advent Retreat from One Life Music. Each class took part in prayers, reflection and worship. Emily and Dan taught us some great signs to go with our singing too!
Virtual Christmas Festival - December 2021
Year 4 joined other schools across the county to perform some Christmas songs. A professional musician came to teach them the songs, and they practiced and worked hard ready for the final performance with the other schools.
‘St Dom’s at the Proms’ – 10th September 2021
We celebrated and sang for ‘St. Dom’s at the Proms’, our British Values celebration day. Some fantastic musical performances from KS2!
Music lessons across the school
Year 3 - Ukulele lessons with Entrust
Year 4 - Recorders