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Franciscan Primary School

Music at franciscan

At Franciscan Primary School, music is an integral part of our curriculum, and we believe that every student should have the opportunity to explore and engage with this enriching art form. We strive to provide a nurturing environment where pupils can develop their musical talents, cultivate their creativity, and discover the joy of making music together. 

Throughout their time at Franciscan, pupils will have the opportunity to learn how to play a variety of instruments, including keyboards, recorders, ukuleles, xylophones, steel pans, and various percussion instruments. This diverse range of instruments allows pupils to explore different musical genres and styles, fostering a deeper appreciation for the breadth of musical expression. 

Our music lessons emphasise both theoretical and practical knowledge, providing pupils with a solid foundation in music theory while also giving them ample opportunities to practise and perform. We believe that active participation in music ensembles is essential for developing teamwork, communication, and listening skills. As pupils collaborate to create music together, they build their confidence and self-esteem, learning to appreciate the power of teamwork and the joy of shared musical expression. 

Music is not confined to the classroom at Franciscan. We actively seek to integrate music into other curriculum areas, making connections to topics in history, art and RE. This interdisciplinary approach not only enhances understanding of these subjects but also demonstrates the multifaceted nature of music and its ability to enrich our understanding of the world around us. 

We maintain a close collaboration with the Wandsworth Music Service, which works with year 3 pupils, teaching them recorders and djembe drumming.  We also take part in Wandsworth’s Brighter Sounds singing project for upper KS2.  This provides our pupils with the opportunity to part of a much larger5 choir and to perform on stage at either The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall or Fairfield Halls.  

Franciscan Primary Music Overview