St Augustine said “When we sing, we pray twice”. At St Agatha’s we raise our voices in prayer and thanks to God when we gather together. We value the joy that God’s gift of music brings to our school community through shared creative endeavour.
All classes from Nursery to Year 6 have a weekly lesson with our specialist music teacher. Singing is at the heart of our music making with great importance placed on The Voices Foundation methodology (www.voices.org.uk) which supports the development of singing in the primary school.
We enjoy opportunities to sing together in class, assembly and church. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have weekly ‘singing together’. Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to join the popular school choir which meets weekly and performs regularly in school, our parish church and the wider community including John Lewis Kingston, The Landmark Arts Centre and The Rose Theatre.
All children in Year 4 learn recorder. In addition, instrumental lessons are available for a fee, provided by tutors from Kingston Music Service. Further information about instrumental lessons is available from the school office or Kingston Music Service - Please see below, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|We are delighted to have been awarded The Music Mark award by Kingston Music Service. The award is in recognition of the value placed on music at St Agatha’s ensuring that our pupils are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education.|
On Friday 7th February eight members of the school choir were treated to a wonderful display of singing and dancing by WATOTO African Children's Choir at St Richard's CE School, Ham.
The African Choir from Uganda