We are proud to have very close links with Cheshire East's music hub, the Love Music Trust. As a result, we are able to implement their music curriculum throughout school, tying it in with our own cross-curriculum aims. This outstanding curriculum spans the whole of the school, from EYFS to Upper Key Stage 2.
This, plus other resources such as Out of the Ark and iSingPop, brings music to life in our classrooms.
Our weekly hymn practice allows us to build a repertoire of suitable songs for various events in the church calendar.
We also have highly-skilled professional musicians as our peripetetic music staff. At present, we offer lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, trumpet and guitar. Through the Love Music Trust, we are able to access a wealth of music teachers. If you are interested in your child beginning piano or stringed instruments, please contact Mrs Tice.
For all other instruments, please contact the Trust directly in the first instance via this link:
We are also a Rocksteady school, giving children the chance to develop their musical skills whilst building their own band. A great proportion of these places have been funded to allow all our Pupil Premium and SEND pupils to become members- an acheivement we are particularly proud of, embodying our commitment to an inclusive musical education.
To enrol on future projects please find the sign-up letter at the bottom of this page.
Our Termly School Concert
In the Autumn and Spring term, the children get the opportunity to perform in a school concert, giving them a chance to showcase their talents and fruits of their practice at home.
Each half term, we have a new 'Weekly Playlist': a new track each week for everyone to listen and respond to. Recent topics have included Bob Marley, the guitar, protest songs and also the piano (with Lang Lang playing the piano with an orange). In 23-24, we will be focussing on the Sounds of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
WOpps in Years 3 and 4
We are lucky to have the skills of Mrs Landon, who teaches Year 3 each Friday. As a woodwind specialist, she takes the children through the initial learning of playing a woodwind instrument, developing performance technique and notation understanding. They also get to perform several times throughout the year. In year 4, children then move on to learn one of three stringed instruments (the violin, viola or cello) again in a whole class experience.
Past Musical Events
Years 5 and 6 have taken part in the ever-popular SingFest for several years, run by Victoria Palethorpe and the Love Music Trust. So far this year, they have had two rehearsals and their singing (and moves) are coming on a treat!
Here are some videos from past events: