St Christopher’s RC Nursery & Primary School

Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.

Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

"Aspire not to have more but to be more." Oscar Romero"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa"For it is in giving that we receive." St Francis of Assisi"We are called to make the earth a beautiful garden." Pope Francis"Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Mother Teresa"I have come so that they can have life and have it to the full." John 10:10"Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life." John 146

Music Curriculum

At St Christopher’s, music is central to the creative life of the school. Weekly music lessons start in Nursery and Reception and focus on famous nursery rhymes, songs, percussion and pulse. This then progresses to children learning musical notation in Year 1 and Year 2, where they eventually learn to play different notes on the glockenspiel in the spring and summer terms.

In Key Stage 2 children in Year 3 play the ukulele and in Year 4 the recorder, which prepares them for brass. In Years 5 and 6 the children progress to the cornet. The local area has a history of brass bands and the children are taught about their proud history. They are then encouraged to continue this instrument at High School.

Manchester is home of the world famous Halle Orchestra, who play at the Bridgewater Hall. The school always takes part in the School Musical Performances at the Bridgewater Hall, organised by Tameside Music Service. The children are taught a piece of music and then play it alongside the musicians in the orchestra, a truly memorable experience.

Children who show a particular aptitude for music are then encouraged to join the school brass band where they take part in musical ensembles. This band practises once a week, and is led by our specialist brass teacher, Mr Jonathon Parkes. All children in Key Stage 2 perform for the whole school and families at the end of the unit of learning. 

The whole school, through assemblies and research in classes, learn about the great composers through history. All children listen to a famous piece of work written by the composer.

Each week, the children participate in singing assemblies where they develop a range of voice and performance skills. Singing from an established repertoire, the children explore a broad and diverse range of songs and compositions that complement their wider creative curriculum.

Please click on our Music programme of study below:

Music LT Plan.docx

Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

admin@st-christophers.tameside.sch.uk

0161 330 5880