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Music Provision

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) articles supported:


Our School prides itself on the extensive opportunities for the children to learn, play and perform Music.


Music Curriculum


The teaching of National Curriculum music is built in to some areas of our Topic units but we also employ a specialist music teacher 1.5 days a week and she teaches singing to Key Stage 1 and 2  pupils weekly.




Every child in Key Stage 2 learns at least one instrument as part of their Music curriculum time. 

Whole class music tuition is usually Tin Whistle or Guitar. Alongside Mrs Durcan's other partner schools, we have created a progression documents for the teaching of both Tin Whistle and Guitar exploring the different stages of learning and detailing what the children will be learning at each stage. We have many opportunities for the children to perform to their peers and parents including our Summer Festival as well as the choir performing at the Lantern Parade in the Autumn term. 


Listening and Appraising 


We have used the Model Music Curriculum published in March 2021 to plan out our Listening and Appraising provision, covering a wide range of genres and musicians. One of these songs will be what the children learn to sing each half term. 




Mrs Durcan will be teaching the composition of Music during the Spring term. The children will be exploring the placing of notes on the stave and forming an original piece of music themselves!


Instrumental Tuition


Children can also learn a number of other instruments including:

Tin Whistle




Piano accordion





We ask for a contribution towards the cost of this additional tuition of £40 per instrument per term.

For children who are entitled to Free School Meals an additional instrument after the first one is free.

Manchester Irish Music Hub


St Mary's hosts the Manchester Irish Music Hub run by Mrs Durcan with oneeducation:


The Centre offers the chance for students interested in Irish music to progress and play together in ensembles. All students can learn a range of traditional instruments including the accordion, pipes, tin whistle, banjo and guitar. The enthusiastic team of teachers teach a large group of talented students, many of whom have been successful at regional and international world championships. The centre is open on a Wednesday evening from 6.30pm term time only.


Click the link below for more information.






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