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.
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.
The School Choir gave a marvellous performance at the above event. Mrs Phillips was so proud of them! Please see the lovely photos attached taken on the night. Well done to all of you.
On Wednesday, a large number of children from Year 5 performed on a variety of instruments for the entertainment of their parents and the whole school. It was wonderful to see how confidently they played.
Twenty six choir members from Years 5 and 6 went to the Parish Centre to visit the Dementia Café today. They entertained everyone with their beautiful Christmas Carol sing-a-long!
What a wonderful concert, thank you to all the musicians and soloists who worked so hard. Well done to all of you!
Thank you Years 4 and 5 for a beautiful carol concert.
We held a tea dance for the people who attend the Memory Lane Café (Dementia Club). The choir and i
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.
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 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”.
The St Cecilia Concert, featuring Choir, Guitar group, Recorder group and the String Group was a resounding success. The children confidently performed and showed us just how talented they all are!!