At Our Lady Primary School we highly value all areas of the curriculum and we are fortunate to have a number of highly skilled members of staff who specialise in different areas of the curriculum.
All pupils at Key Stage Two receive a 30 minute Spanish lesson every week. Children enjoy and gain pride when expressing themselves and interacting with their own class teachers in Spanish, as well as in their Spanish lessons. Children are encouraged to start to use language for real purposes in daily classroom routines to make sure knowledge sticks! We love to see our pupils’ confidence grow and their cultural awareness increase.
We have many native Spanish speakers in our school community and we welcome their support and help with our Spanish teaching and any extra enrichment opportunities we provide.
In our food technology room every child at Our Lady Primary School is provided with small group time throughout the year to cook sweet and savoury dishes from scratch, guided by a dedicated food technology teacher. This helps us to provide our children with the skills they need to succeed in their futures and allows them to develop other interests outside of the classroom.
Children from years 2-6 are able to learn an instrument through specialist music tuition.
From September 2019 the school will offer tuition in guitar, piano and violin on a fee-paying basis.
The cost of a 30 minute group lesson (3-4 pupils) will be £80.00 per term and a 30 minute shared lesson (2 pupils) will be £115.00 per term. The group and shared arrangements will depend on the teacher’s assessment of the children’s abilities. The cost for individual lessons will be £115.00 for 15 minutes, £150.00 for 20 minutes and £225.00 for 30 minutes. The lesson fees are based on 33 lessons taken over the academic year.
Parents in receipt of Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance can apply for remission of music fees although there is a waiting list. Parents in receipt of the maximum amount of remission will be required to pay £20 per term towards the cost. Applicants who are in receipt of Family Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Disability Working Allowance can apply to receive 50% remission. Applications can be made on-line at www.hertsdirect.org/scholearn/canhelp/ or by calling 0300 123 4048.
Tuition may be available for these instruments from September for the following age groups:
Violin & Guitar Year 2-6 Piano Year 3-6
If you would like to apply for tuition please complete the application form below and return it to the school office as soon as possible. Children will need to have the requested instrument at home to allow them to practise, the music teachers are happy to offer advice about this. Children may also need to be assessed by the relevant teacher before being accepted. Please note that a complete half term’s written notice is required to cancel lessons.
If your child is already having lessons there is no need to complete the form. If your child does not wish to continue with their lessons in September 2020 the attached slip must be returned to the school by July 2020. Please note that current Y6 music pupils do not need to do anything. If Y6 pupils wish to continue music tuition in Y7, please contact the music department at their new school.