Monday 28th October - INSET DAY (School is closed for children) -------- Tuesday 29th October - School Opens for Autumn 2 term -------- Wednesday 30th October - Halloween Discos, see Facebook and Dojo for info -------- Thursday 31st October - Donaldson House Point Party in the afternoon - children to bring party clothes -------- Friday 1st November - Year 1 Spotlight Assembly
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Music - Mrs Draper



At St James’ we engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music. We believe that music is a unique and powerful form of communication that can affect a pupil’s mood and the way that they feel, think and act. Music has many benefits; it can increase listening and concentration skills, self-esteem, confidence, creativity and memory.



‘Without music, life would be a mistake’ Friedrich Nietzsche


“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan


“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley.


“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” ― Johnny Depp


“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Music Policy

End of year expectations

Charanga topics

Picture 1 Early Years pupils experimenting with instruments
Picture 2 Year 2 performing, 'The Wheels on the bus'
Picture 3 KS1 singing and performing in class
Picture 4 KS2 performing, 'Mamma Mia' at the local care home
Picture 5 KS2 singing to residents at the local care home
Picture 6 Yr4 and 5 brass concert for parents.