Welcome to St. Barnabas C.E. Primary School

Statement of Intent

It is our intention that by the time our Year 6 pupils are ready to move to High School they will have developed a life-long interest and enjoyment of music, through playing a variety of instruments, singing a wide selection of songs and listening to music from all cultures and styles. They will have increased their skills and knowledge of Composition, Singing Clarity and Performance.

All pupils from Pre-school through to Year 6 have daily, weekly, termly and yearly musical experiences which will help to promote and develop interpersonal skills, self-confidence and build resilience. Every child is encouraged to be actively involved in creative thinking and individuality. We emphasise the importance of the ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, where having fun and experimenting with music is often the key to their learning, the process being equally, if not more important, than the end result. Opportunity is given for children to take the lead, explore, investigate, compose and make discoveries for themselves alongside the teaching of key skills and knowledge.

There will be many opportunities for shared quality experiences and performances with families and the wider community.


Peripatetic lessons (all are within the school day)

  • Drumming (Drum Kit)
  • Flute (Currently only available via on-line tuition)
  • Clarinet (Currently only available via on-line tuition)
  • Guitar (In school on a Thursday afternoon)
  • Ukelele (With Year 4-First Access Music Eduaction  FAME)
  • Violin



This is a great opportunity to play keyboard, Drums, lead and Bass Guitar and Sing Vocals as part of a Band.

It Takes a City
Tuesday 24th May 2022 – Royal Albert Hall

“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. ‘It Takes a City’ is based on this proverb.

TV Song – both parts together

TV Song – part 1 only

TV Song – part 2 only

Argument Song

Song of the old Country

Hopes and Dreams – both parts together

Hopes and Dreams – Part 2 (Final Chorus)

This little Bird

On the Ring Road – Chorus

On the Ring Road – Part 2 only (Final Chorus)

On the Ring Road – parts 1 & 2 together (Final Chorus)

Come and Dance – part 1 Final Chorus

Come and Dance – part 1

Come and Dance – part 2 Final Chorus

Come and Dance – part 2

Come and Dance – Part 2 Final Chorus

Come and Dance – Part 1 and 2 together plus adult choir

This is the now – First chorus

This is the now – Second Chorus

Finale – Parts 1 and 2

Sing – All 3 Parts