Music

While we are all away from school and isolated in our own homes, music is a great way to keep calm, relax and enjoy yourself.

Music at home for the wk beg 29th June
Music – When the Saints Go Marching In
Music Saints song words
Music – Oh When the Saints – Cello
Music – Oh When the Saints – Easy Bb
Music – Oh When the Saints – Easy C
Music – Oh When the Saints – Melody Bb
Music – Oh When the Saints – Melody CMusic – When the Saints Go Marching In
Music – Summer Sounds 2020 – Song 3 Drill Ye Tarriers

Music at home – week beg 22nd June
Music – Summer Sounds 2020 – Song 2 New Dawn

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Corpus Christi service on Thursday 11th June. You can see the videos on the school story on ClassDojo.
Music newsletter – week beginning 15th June
Music – Summer Sounds 2020 – Song 1 – Today

Music newsletter – week beginning 8th June
Music – EMS Beat Goes On pupil flyer Weeks 1 and 2
Music – EMS Beat Goes On pupil flyer Weeks 3 and 4
Music – Blest are you lord lyrics
Music – Blest Are You Lord – Cello
Music – Blest Are You Lord – Easy Bb
Music – Blest Are You Lord – Easy C
Music – Blest Are You Lord – Melody Bb
Music – Blest Are You Lord – Melody C
Music – Blest Are You Lord – Piano
Music – Take our bread – lyrics
Music – Take Our Bread – Cello
Music – Take Our Bread – Easy Bb
Music – Take Our Bread – Easy BbMusic – Take Our Bread – Easy C
Music – Take Our Bread – Easy Piano
Music – Take Our Bread – Melody Bb
Music – Take Our Bread – Melody C
Music – take our bread guitar

Music newsletter for week beg 18th May
Piano Competition parent letter 2020
Piano Competition entry form 2020
EMS Beat Goes On pupil flyer

Music Newsletter – week beg 11th May

Please read the latest newsletter from Ms Phillips. The focus next week is performing a hymn to Our Lady at 2pm on Thursday 7th May. We will try and do this live and keep you updated. See below for the instrumental parts and lyrics.
Music Newsletter week beg 4th May
As I kneel before you – lyrics & guitar chords
As I Kneel Before You – Cello melody
As I Kneel Before You – Cello Bass Line
As I Kneel Before You – Clarinet 2
As I Kneel Before You – Easy C instruments
As I Kneel Before You – Melody Bb instruments
As I Kneel Before You – Melody C instruments
As I Kneel Before You – Piano
It is VE Day on Friday 8th May. Why don’t you try and learn this song (see newsletter above for details).
We’ll meet again lyrics

Please read Ms Phillips’ newsletter for the week beginning 27th April and the attachments below which come from Young Voices.
music newsletter wk beg 27th April
Music – Young Voices at Home – The YV Isolation Warm Up
Music – Young Voices at Home – Power In Me
Music – Young Voices at Home – Singing Together

We have a long tradition of excellence in Music at St Monica’s! We are fortunate to have a specialist Music teacher called Ms Phillips who works Monday – Thursday. As well as teaching music for at least one hour every week to every class in the school, she also runs the school choir, supports the strings group and coordinates all the peripatetic teachers who come to the school to teach instrumental lessons.

30% of the children in the school have instrumental music lessons with a peripatetic teacher. Teachers are provided by Enfield Music Service. If you would like your child to learn an instrument at school, look out for the details in the weekly newsletter. We recommend that children wait until they reach Year 2 before starting lessons. Children are currently learning keyboard, piano, recorder, violin, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet and a few others!

A range of opportunities are provided for children to sing and perform at school. We have annual Christmas concerts as well as special assemblies and music concerts. The children are delighted to play for an audience and parents enjoy seeing how much their children have learnt!

To see an overview of the curriculum for the academic year 2018-2019, please click here.

Years 5 and 6 Music Assembly – Thursday 6th June 2019

On Thursday Years 5 and 6 performed music compositions that they had been working on in class. Year 5's work was based on "Mars" from the Planet Suite by Gustav Holst. They had also listened to "Clair de Lune" by Debussy and one group chose to show their work on that piece. Year 6 have been studying "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Greig and had composed their own versions. It was lovely to hear their pieces and see how well they worked together in small groups. ​

Young Voices Concert at the O2 – Friday 2nd February 2018

The choir performed at the O2 together with 8,000 other children. They sung some of the 33 songs they had learnt at assembly on Thursday 1st February and really wowed everyone with the huge amount of words they had learnt. The singing was as fabulous as ever and we all really enjoyed their performance. We hope the parents enjoyed the concert ​too. 

Music Concert – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The St Cecilia Autumn Music Concert with the choir, guitar group, junior band and string group was a resounding success. The children confidently performed and showed us just how talented they all are!!

SINGING PLAYGROUNDS HAS STARTED!! – February 2017

Singing Playgrounds has come to St Monica’s. Thirty children from KS2 attended training at Keys Meadow Primary on 27th February. They then helped another 24 children to learn to be Song leaders here in school. Finally, we took the games out into the playgrounds, and hope to run sessions once a week. Our favourite games are “Jump Jim Joe”, “Bungalow”, “John Kanakanaka”, “Here Comes Sally” and “Tanczymy Labada”.