The delivery of music lessons at St. Gabriel’s is through a cross curricular approach which links to the topics being delivered. The school uses the National Curriculum to plan the coverage of music across school and this is supported by the implementation of Focus Weaving skills- with the children becoming more independent at choosing and combining instruments and sounds. The school has a high amount of performance based music which the children thoroughly seem to enjoy. Within Key Stage 1 he children are offered a chance to learn and perform the recorder.
Whilst n Key Stage 2 children have access to a wide range of musical performing events: through our Wider Opportunities Music lessons which year 4 children access and learn to play cello, violin or viola. The school takes great pride in providing children with opportunities to perform for a wider audience through: Glee, Lets Sing, Easter Performances, Christmas Carol Concerts and St Gabriel’s Got Talent.
Furthermore we try to use outside sources to enrich the music curriculum and create enjoyment. We utilise the Pop Project and Wigan Music Service to help us deliver an engaging curriculum.