Welcome to Music at St. Anne's
At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in Music.
Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and can also play an important part in helping children to feel part of a community. We want to provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, and to develop the skills to critically appreciate a wide variety of musical forms.
Our aims of music teaching are to enable children to:
know and understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures
know how music is made through a variety of instruments
know how music is composed and written down
know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written
develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music
Music should also be seen as a vehicle for the building of children’s self-esteem, confidence and self-discipline and the enhancement of life skills.
* RockSteady Update*
Distance Learning Programme
On Monday 23rd March we will release the first lesson from the Rocksteady Distance Learning Programme, available to all subscribers. This platform allows children to continue their learning at home as well as support parents with activities, ideas and advice through this challenging time. Here is what is included:
- A half hour full band lesson as your pupils would usually receive at school
- Individual video instrument lessons across drums, guitar, keyboard and vocals
- Bonus content including a range of fun, musical activities to suit all levels of learning
- A section for parents to help their children get the best from learning at home.
Parents will access this new service directly through their online account.
Harmonies is an the name of our school choir. We meet afterschool every Thursday 3:15pm - 4:15pm.
We will be performing at many events over the school year. Our first will be the Christmas Sing event at the St Helens Paris Church. We are also performing at Peace Proms, Peace Light and Our Generation.
Peace Proms 2018
Photos from workshop from last year can be seen through the Peace Proms - Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland facebook page... Here are the ones which feature our school. Check back for photos from this year. For more photos and updates about events, check our Hamonies page below.
We are pleased to be working with RockSteady Music School this year. They have set up several bands with children from Year 1 all the way to Year 6. They run weekly rehearsals on Thursday afternoons with children who sign up through their website https://www.rocksteadymusicschool.com/. Each term they hold a concert for parents and some children. For photos and updates about events, check our RockSteady page below.
Last year, we put on a KS2 production called 'X-Factory'. The children sang, danced and performed for parents over 2 nights. They were absolutely fantastic!