At St John of Jerusalem, we aim to provide a broad music curriculum for every child, encompassing skills to develop singing, performance, rhythm, composition and the language of written music. We aim to foster a love of music in all pupils, with practical and creative work at all levels to develop music literacy and understanding.
From nursery upwards the pupils cover cross curricular topics including Maths, Science, English, and History. This may be through vocal work, composition and learning arrangements using percussion instruments or the children’s own instruments. In KS2 the school caters for tuition in violin, steel pans, piano and guitar.
Each class performs their work in school assemblies for school and parents. The overall goal is to ensure every child has access to music making and sharing. Within this remit, the children’s confidence, co-ordination, social and listening skills are developed and maintained. The school also prepares for and performs in church services for Harvest, Christmas and Easter
St John of Jerusalem has a strong singing tradition. The pupils sing regularly in assembly, choir and in the Hackney singing festival for both Infants and Juniors. We were recently awarded a ‘Sing Up’ award for Silver. Future plans are to enter for Gold award and to continue to build on the talent and energy of the children.