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Music is an integral part of culture and helps to forge links between school, home and the wider world.  We recognise that it is a powerful and unique form of communication and the skills, habits and characteristics gained through artistic and creative endeavour are not just vital for the development of happy and rounded children, but also support high achievement in academic subjects.

We provide children with a variety of musical experiences which nurtures their ability to listen to and appreciate a wide range of music.

We are currently taking part in The Voices Foundation project which involves daily singing activities in all classes from Nursery to Year 6.

Music sessions in class encourage active involvement in different forms of music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. 

Musical opportunities at SMSJ

  • All children take part in a weekly singing assembly.
  • Infant children take part in the Barnet Infant Music Festival every Autumn.
  • KS2 choir - which performs at The Barnet Schools Music Festival each Summer at The Arts Depot in Finchley.  The choir has performed at The Royal Albert Hall in Proms Praise events. They have also performed on stage at Wembley Arena as part of the Voice in a Million choir.
  • Wider opportunities projects offered by Barnet music services have included whole class percussion, brass, ukelele and recorder tuition. 
  • Peripatetic music teachers come in to teach individual children in piano, guitar, woodwind and violin. (Parents need to pay for these lessons.)
  • All children from Nursery to Year 6 are given the opportunity to perform in one of our productions. 
  • Foundation Stage  – Nativity play in December.
  • Year 1 and 2 – Nativity play in December.
  • Year 3 and 4 – production at the end of the Spring term.
  • Year 5 and 6 – production at the end of the Summer term.

Primary Music Curriculum Overview - click to see this document