At St Clare's we use Resonate Liverpool's music teaching programme - Charanga.
Each year group takes part in a sequence of lessons designed by the Music team at Resonate, to listen, appraise, perform and sing a wide variety of music. The lessons are delivered by staff and the children certainly enjoy them.
"Music is the universal language of mankind"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music is a strength of St Clare's school. Indeed our last Ofsted report stated:
"Pupils enjoy participating in various performing art activities. This was evident when the school choir [Gospel Choir] proudly performed a medley of hymns and gospel songs"
(Ofsted Jan 2016)
Our children in Year 4 have a wonderful opportunity to learn to play the Ukulele each week. Within the lesson the children enthusiastically take up their instruments and learn the notes and rhythm required to achieve their goal of playing a wonderful completed tune.
Our after school club for music is our fabulous Gospel Choir, which we do in partnership with St Hugh's Primary School. The children rehearse each Wednesday under the direction of Mel Birkett. We have performed in many places in the last three years and brought a lot of joy and smiles to hundreds of people.