Music is a “universal language” and a powerful form of communication. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression and emotional development. It is an integral part of our culture and helps pupils relate to others, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.
The teaching of music at St. John’s develops pupils’ ability to listen and make judgements. We encourage active involvement and aim to develop a sense of group identity and togetherness.
There is an opportunity for children to learn to play an instrument e.g. woodwind, piano, violin. All children are involved in at least three major performances a year and participate in Borough Music Festivals as well.
‘Music is a strength of the school and singing is taught particularly well by a specialist teacher.’ Ofsted, Feb.2013