Music is an important part of school life in terms of learning, creativity and well-being. Pupils experience a rich and varied music curriculum, through whole-class music lessons, peripatetic instrument tuition, singing assemblies and extra-curricular clubs.
As part of the provision provided by Trafford Music Service, children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Each child is allocated an instrument for the project and is permitted to take this home to practise.
Learning to play a musical instrument enables children to develop musical awareness. It also requires a commitment to practise and to take responsibility in both looking after an instrument and bringing it to school on the correct day each week. At the end of the project, all parents and carers are invited into school for a celebration concert where the children can demonstrate what they have learnt.
Composer of the Month
Each month we have a featured composer of classical or art music. Children throughout the school learn about the composers time period and concepts relating to his or her life and music.
ExTRAFFORDGanza – Summer Performance!
Our local Music Service, Trafford Music Service, put together a live concert for our children which was streamed into school on Tuesday 6th July. The music service had over 50 professional musicians engaging with them to make this event spectacular. They inspired and motivated our school on this special day by bringing together schools across the borough and perform alongside each other in massed items. It included music for all children to participate in through singing and signing.
The concert enabled our children to experience live music from their classrooms, to engage with the musicians, and to see the very people who come in and teach instrumental lessons in Trafford schools performing live at the highest professional level. The programme offered a varied experience of different musical genres including Jazz and Rock.
At a time when there are so many challenges, it was wonderful to be part of an event which celebrates music and togetherness across Trafford in a virtual musical ExTRAFFORDGanza – Summer performance.