We get to play on the glockenspiels - Alexandra (Reception)
I loved singing in the school Nativity - Mia (Y1)
I love learning how to play the recorder - Trezelle (Y3)
We get to sing lots of songs - Beau (Y3)
I enjoy listening to different types of music - Laycie (Y4)
I enjoy Music because we learn different things each week - Sophie (Y5)
Of all the gifts of God that make up the Liturgy music is one of the most delightful and one of the most rooted in human life. Music is a way to express our deepest emotions, and at Christ the King is also the way for the school community to have a shared purpose. Liturgical music puts on our lips the word of scripture – in which Christ is really present. Once on our lips the Word can take root in our hearts and our memories. Music shapes our time and this gives our school a way of learning the shape of the Catholic year. Music at Christ the King is a natural part of our response to God which is the motive of all our worship.
‘Praise God in his Holy place,
Sing praise in the might heavens.
Sing praise for God’s powerful deeds,
Praise God’s surpassing greatness.
Sing praise with sound of trumpet,
Sing praise with lute and harp.
Sing praise with timbre and dance,
Sing praise with strings and pipes.
Sing prise with resounding cymbals,
Sing praise with clashing cymbals.
Let everything that lives and that breathes,
Give praise to the Lord. Alleluia!’
The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all children:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
- be taught to sing, create and compose music
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
At Christ the King, children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
The following musical activities take place weekly:
Wednesday: KS2 Guitar - Mr McAndrew
1.15 pm - 3.15 pm: Years 5/6
3.15 pm - 4.00 pm : Year 4
Thursday: KS2 Choir - Mrs Nish
12:15 pm - 12.45 pm
Hidden Gem 2nd December 2019
The choir were invited to celebrate Mass and sing as part of the Advent celebrations at St Mary's RC Church (Hidden Gem).
The children sang wonderfully, there are some some video clips and photos below.
Brookdale Nursing Home 17th December 2019
The KS2 choir and Urban Crew were invited to sing Christmas carols at one of the local nursing homes.
The residents and children all enjoyed the festivities taken place.
The children sang fantastically, there are some video clips and photos below.
Irish Festival 9th March 2020
The KS2 choir enjoyed the several activities at the Irish Festival.
They learnt to play the Bodhran, learnt to Irish dance and sang some well known Irish folk songs.
They had a fantastic time, there are some video clips and photos below.
Christ the King RC Primary School is a partner of MyHub - the music education hub for the City of Manchester.
Our school offers recorders first access opportunities to every pupil in Years 3,4 and 5.
We also have a Key stage 2 Choir and offer the opportunity to learn playing the guitar in years 4,5 and 6.
We engage with MyHub through network meetings, musical events and working with partner Arts
Here are some excellent Music websites with free useful resources:
Here are the home music home learning packs:
There are two home learning packs scroll down on each PDF document to find the work set for your appropriate year group.
Here are some Music Technology free resources:
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