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At St Giles’ Catholic Primary School, we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Music, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Music, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.



We use Charanga which forms the basis of our music curriculum. Charanga is a fantastically engaging platform that allows children to explore all elements of Music through: 

- Understanding music in history and how it is created

- Music theory

- Improvisation

- Composing

- Listening and Appraising

- Playing

- Performing

As a part of our cultural capital, children will learn about key composers, periods of music and instruments from Music history such as Chopin, Debussy, Miles Davis, Byrd, Verdi, Paul McCartney and Adele.


They will also experience the following during Key Stage 1 and 2:


Learning to play musical instruments in class:





Learning to play musical instruments with specialist teachers:


Performance opportunities:

Young Voices Choir 2023 at the Manchester Arena  



Year 5 performing at the WCET Celebration Concert at the Victoria Hall, Hanley in 2023.



Year 6 End of Year Production - Bugsy Malone at the Guild Hall, Cheadle



Music workshops:

Brazilian Drumming Workshops 2023





Brazillian Drumming Workshops 2023

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Singing in school

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Music plays a central role in the catholic life of our school. We thrive at the opportunity to sing together in church and during hymn practices.