Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At St Teath C.P. School, we aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music. Children have opportunities to listen to, appraise, play and create music, thus encouraging their talent as musicians, in order to increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement.
In the words of Noel Gallagher "Music is a thing that changes people's lives. It has the capacity to make young people's lives better."
We base much of our music progression on the Charanga Music skills and knowledge progressions, but also facilitate opportunities for whole class teaching of a variety of instruments.
Whole class instrumental teaching
At St Teath, the children have the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments, such as the ocarina, recorder, djembe drum, glockenspiel and the ukulele.
Music sessions with Izzy Meltzer from ASONE music hub
Willow had some fun music sessions with Isabel Meltzer who is our area lead for the ASONE music hub.
Sycamore Class had some fabulous music workshops at the Royal Cornwall Showground. They learnt about Tudor instruments, sang and played a variety of musical instruments.
Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech
Our KS2 performed brilliantly at the Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech, receiving a merit and lots of positive comments. Well done, everyone!
Sycamore Class took part in the fabulous Big Sing and sang at the Hall for Cornwall.
We experienced a wonderful violin performance. Some of the pupils that have lessons with Kate Tidball in school, performed a spooky song for us.
Sycamore Class had a music workshop with Katy Rowe from the Endelienta Project. She certainly inspired them with her violin playing!
The children composed their own complex song, ready to perform to the rest of the school. The used a variety of tuned and untuned instruments, showing off their rhythmic and performance skills.
WE LOVE MUSIC!
Our School Party to Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
We all had a fantastic time celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It wouldn't be a party without music, so we all sang the national anthem. Amazingly, the Queen arrived shortly afterwards...
We enjoyed a marvellous concert featuring Samba, African drumming, violinists and the school choir.
We love music!
At St Teath, we have created a love of music and performance. At the end of each school year, the older children perform what we believe to be 'legendary' leavers' shows, under the direction of the talented Mr Howard.
Each Christmas, each Key Stage presents a show to parents. These are both followed by incredible dance performances by each class. They are to songs that the children love, carefully chosen and choreographed by the our fantastic P.E. coach, Jack Procter.
First Access is one of the key initiatives of the government’s National Plan for Music Education. The aim of the First Access is to introduce students to learning an instrument. This is through weekly whole class instrumental lessons. Our children have enjoyed Ukuleles, Samba, Djembe drumming and African drumming through this scheme.
Music Lessons from Peripatetic Teachers
We are very fortunate to be able to offer pupils a range of music lessons, delivered by staff from Cornwall Music Service Trust.
Currently, we have children learning the violin, the guitar and the drums. Our children have enjoyed performing to their peers, both in class and in assemblies.
We recently enjoyed a brass-themed assembly from Tony Jones. The children loved seeing and hearing the different brass instruments that Tony brought along.
Cornwall, Our Home!
We recently enjoyed a visit from a special guest - Harry Glasson. Harry has written many songs, the most iconic of which 'Cornwall My Home', he shared with us. The children loved hearing about his interesting life and sang along beautifully to his tuneful guitar accompaniment.