At Christ Church Primary School music is a highly valued subject and taught through our ‘learning journey’ curriculum. Our quality texts are used as a starting point to inspire pupils to develop a love of music and to enable them to connect both emotionally and intellectually with the subject.
Music plays an important part in the life of our school. Recognition for our high quality, varied and inclusive music education for all pupils has been made through our achievement of the Music Mark Award. As a Music Mark School Member we provide a wealth of opportunities for pupils to engage with a wide variety of music activities throughout their time here. Throughout their time in school, pupils develop their talent as musicians, engaging with a wide range of music through composition, performance, listening and appreciation, and evaluation.
Pupils learn about the work of great composers and musicians and have regular opportunity to listen to and appreciate the best of musical canon. Our music curriculum spans across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
Through singing, composing and performing, pupils experience the power and influence that music can have on their lives. They learn to communicate, enjoy a sense of unity and develop their self-confidence.
Governors and school leaders are deeply committed to the pursuit of music and recognise the joy and immense reward that music brings. With this in mind, all peripatetic music lessons are either fully funded or part funded by the school.
All children in year two learn to play the violin and participate in a fully funded weekly whole class lesson with a Dudley Performing Arts specialist teacher. For those pupils who wish to pursue this further, they are able to continue violin lessons in Key Stage Two.
Once children reach Key Stage Two, they have the opportunity to play either a violin, flute, clarinet or a brass instrument, participating in weekly lessons taught by a Dudley Performing Arts peripatetic teacher. For those that wish to gain music qualifications, we offer preparation and entrance into graded music exams. We have a highly successful band which all children playing instruments can join. Our band practise every week at lunchtime and perform regularly in school, in church and at local events where they experience the joy of performing alongside others.