The children at Christ Church love to sing in praise, celebration and with enjoyment. We enjoy creating, listening to and exploring music.
Our year 3 pupils learn to play the recorder and playing, composing and exploring music using instruments is a key aspect of musical skills development in all age groups, leading to a simple understanding of playing an instrument and orchestration. Throughout school year groups, the children have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of musical genres, analyse them and be able to express an opinion on what they have heard. They compose and make music themselves, use notation and learn to sing with clarity and purpose. The skills used as children move through the Key Stages develop yearly as we follow a spiral curriculum.
We adopted the Kapow Music scheme during Autumn term 2023, which provides excellent resources and a rich variety of musical experiences for children across the school.
Where possible we ensure that music learning is linked to topics being delivered in the classroom, ensuring that all the children experience music from the past, around the world and from different faiths and cultures.
Our school choir, perform in regular concerts, which include raising money for Bury Hospice, singing as part of services at Christ Church and uniting to sing with our other MAT schools. We perform in the Young Voices massed choir event in Manchester.
We celebrate the musical talents of our children who learn a variety of instruments with Bury Music Service or ukelele with Front Row Music in school, and ensure they have opportunities to perform for school and parents. Children who learn an instrument outside of school can also perform.
A number of our older pupils sing in the Bury Fire Choir, who have appeared on the BBC!