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R.C. Primary School

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Subject Leader: Mrs V. Buckel


Through music, our children are encouraged to develop a number of skills which are often transferable to other aspects of the curriculum. 


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


We use Charanga Musical School to support the teaching of music from Reception to Year 6. The children explore 5-6 musical genres each year during dedicated music sessions but also develop their music skills through topic work, when appropriate.


Year 3 children have weekly singing lessons delivered by Mrs Bradley from Salford Diocese. Mrs Bradley also leads the Lostock Hall Children's Choir from Our Lady and St. Gerard's Church on Wednesday's after school. 


Our children will learn to play the recorder during the Autumn Term in Year 4. We ask parents to purchase the recorders as the children will then continue to develop these skills in Year 5 and Year 6.


Our Year 5 children have weekly Flute lessons with Mrs Hughes, a music specialist from Lancashire Music Service, for half of the year. 


Paid Tuition

Ms Galea offers guitar tuition on Friday afternoons to Key Stage Two children. Please contact the office if you would like more information. 


Adam Darwen is in school on a Friday morning teaching drumming to children in Year 2-6. . 


Year 5 - Lion King. November 2022

We finally made it and what an incredible experience for our children. It was worth the wait!

Year 5 and Year 6 Trip - School of Rock! 5.7.22

We all had a wonderful day exploring the Liverpool World Museum and then singing, chanting and dancing whilst watching School of Rock at Liverpool Empire. 

Year 5/6 Trip World Museum and The King and I

On Wednesday 11th March 2020 we took Year 5 and 6 to Liverpool. We started the day by exploring the World Museum. Lots of the children particularly enjoyed the aquarium and the Egyptian exhibits. 

We then took the children over to the Liverpool Empire Theatre to watch The King and I. We were quite high up so it did take a while to get used to our seats. It was amazing. The dancing, singing, orchestra were all mesmerising. 

During the intervals and at the end we had lots of staff and members of the public make the point of finding us to tell us how amazing our children are. We are very proud of them all. 

Year 3/4 Trip. Imperial War Museum and Swan Lake Ballet

On Thursday 5th March 2020 Year 3 and Year 4 had a very busy day in Manchester. They started at the Imperial War Museum where they followed a timeline of wars by looking at artefacts, watching clips and playing interactive games. 

They then went over to the Lowry to explore the galleries before settling in to their seats in the theatre to watch the ballet. We all thoroughly enjoyed watching the graceful dancers and listening to the very talented orchestra. 

All the staff were asked to thank the children for their exemplary behaviour and we were all invited back to watch future performances. 


EYFS Chinese New Year Dragon Dance

Early Years had lots of fun finding out about and celebrating Chinese New Year. They made decorations and performed a dragon dance for their families. Lots of fun was had by all. 

Snow White

The whole school enjoyed watching Snow White from M&M productions in January 2020. We have enjoyed their performances for a few years now but this one has been the best one yet! The mirror was magic!

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