We are very musical here at St Thomas More.
Our music curriculum follows a scheme called Charanga. The scheme was established to ensure that all the objectives are covered from the national curriculum with supporting information including a vast library of songs, topics, videos and apps to support the delivery in the classroom. The scheme also allows for personalised learning as needed. Classes have music weekly or for a whole day per term to ensure the objectives are covered.
We are very proud of our singing and we regularly sing. We have one collective worship dedicated solely to singing and in addition we sing in other collective worships as well. We have two choirs over the course of the year. One taking part in the national gathering of Young Voices and one school choir that focuses on Christmas songs and visits nearby Residential Homes.
We work closely with Gloucestershire Music and offer guitar lessons over the year.
Two classes a year also learn to play a recorder and hold a concert at the end as a celebration of their achievements.