At St Denys Infant School we believe that music is an important part of a child’s creative life that provides children with an alternative way to respond to feelings and the world. It is taught throughout the school both as a discreet weekly subject linked to topic plans and cross curricular. As music is a performing art, opportunities occur throughout the school year for both pupils and staff. Extra curricular activities include the school choir who perform to the school and audiences. Children have opportunities to perform in the Christmas plays, at St Denys Church and an inter class singing competition which was started in 2015.
This is held each term and is judged by members of the school governing body. There is a singing cup, shield for clear words and shield for actions that can be won by a class each term.
Winners of the Singing competition:
Theme: Songs linked to class topic.
Singing Cup - Cherry class, Year 2
Clear words shield - Oak class, Foundation
Action song shield - Chestnut class, Year 2
Theme: Christmas and winter songs
Singing Cup - Beech class, Year 2
Clear words shield - Holly class, Year 1
Action song shield - Ash class, Foundation
Spring Music Festival 15th March 2018
A really successful and enjoyable evening was held in our school hall where a variety of performances were listened to by an appreciative audience.
St Denys Infant School Choir sang, pianists and a guitarist from Ibstock Junior School played, a saxophonist from Ibstock Community College and a guitarist who also sang from Ashby School also entertained the audience. We were also entertained by Ibstock Community Choir and the Amen Chorus Choir.
A huge thank you to all our performers and to the PFA for serving refreshments at the interval. A wonderful 260.00 was raised towards a new outdoors music area for our school.