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Music is taught throughout the school in a practical and engaging way. We work with Oldham Music Centre who provide some extra curricular activities. All of our year 3/4 children have the opportunity to learn a brass instrument, which is a fantastic introduction to our local musical tradition. Following on from this, we are also developing a brass band with our continuing brass players in year 4, 5 and 6. Children also have the opportunity to learn a woodwind instrument. Children in Key Stage 2 are invited to join our school choir, which has taken part in Young Voices concert in Manchester for the past 3 years.


Using the “Charanga” music programme, we aim to develop each child’s music potential giving opportunities for self-expression and creativity, helping children to develop a multitude of musical concepts and terminology.


The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.