The children at Christ Church love to sing and we work with a Music Specialist Katie Geelan, every Monday who has encouraged our whole school community to sing in praise, celebration and with enjoyment.
Mrs Geelan delivers Music lesson in KS2 and EYFS currently. She supports the KS1 staff with their music curriculum.
Our year 2 pupils are learning to play the recorder. Throughout school year groups, the children have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of musical genre, analyse it 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.
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.
Mrs Geelan and Mrs Johnson lead our school choir- who perform in regular concerts, which include raising money for Bury Hospice at Christmas, singing as part of services at Christ Church and uniting to sing with our other linked schools.
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 Mrs Geelan's Bury Fire Choir, who recently appeared on the BBC!