‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ – Hans Christin Anderson

At St Patrick’s, we believe that music is a unique and valuable medium that can help enhance, communicate and develop the way our children feel, think and act. We believe that music provides children with the opportunity to increase their social skills through collaborative learning in: composition, listening to a range of music and exploring the different ways that we can play instruments.  We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to play an instrument, read musical notation, experiment with percussion and create and evaluate their own compositions.

We offer a thorough music curriculum delivered by high quality and engaging subject specialists.  This develops self-confidence, creativity and a sense of personal achievement within the children.  The children have the opportunity to learn and play a wide range of instruments over the course of the year within these lessons.  In addition to this, children also have the opportunity to learn to play instruments through extra-curricular lessons provided by peripatetic teachers from Rochdale Music Service. Children in Key Stage Two can also join our choir and perform at numerous functions throughout the year; including Rochdale Music Festival.

We hope to evoke in them a life-long love of music.

Long Term Plan for Music

National Curriculum for Music

EYFS Development Matters 21: Expressive Arts and Design