Music plays an important part of school life at St Thomas of Canterbury. Each week all the children in Key Stage 2 attend singing practice where they learn a variety of different songs, including hymns, and take part in a range of activities designed to help develop and control their singing voices.
Music is timetable into the currriculum at all years. Children in Year 4 learn to play the recorder and children that express an interest in learning other instruments have the opportunity of being taught by specialised music teachers that come into school from the Merton Music Foundation. Early Years and Key Stage 1 learn lots of different songs and learn to play percussion instruments with an increasing level of control.
We have a fantastic choir that meet once week after school to learn, practice and rehearse a vast array of songs to perform. Recent performances have been at the O2 arena and Royal Albert Hall.