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.

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. Ms Phillips uploads weekly music lessons onto Google Classroom for Years 1-6 and Tapestry for Reception class.

Unfortunately, our school choir and strings group cannot run due to the Covid pandemic. However, we look forward to a time when we can all safely sing and perform together again.

30% of the children in the school have instrumental music lessons with a peripatetic teacher. Teachers are provided by Enfield Music Service. During lockdown, these lessons are provided online.

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!

In normal times, 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 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”.