As part of a creative, diverse and inclusive curriculum, all pupils at St. John’s take part in weekly music lessons. Music gives children the opportunity to express themselves in a unique way, which motivates learning and helps build self-confidence.
Music is delivered in a fun and engaging way by using a wide variety of digital resources and instruments. Lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of individual abilities, giving children the opportunity to progress to the next level of creative excellence. Every child at St. John’s is given the opportunity to play a musical instrument.
Through music, children are taught to:
Spanish is taught weekly by a specialist Spanish teacher in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. All children take part in practical activities that build their knowledge of the language and apply these to focused tasks. Our Spanish curriculum is carefully planned out across the year following the Language Angles scheme of work to ensure that pupils have opportunities to explore themes that interest them such as greetings, hobbies and commands.