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Music

At All Saints we hold music in the highest regard and hope to engender in our children a lifelong love of it. We encourage all children to participate in and enjoy  music in class and through a variety of extra -curricular music activities such as those detailed below.  Music is taught on a progressive year by year programme throughout school using the multi award winning Charanga Scheme devised by Lancashire Music Service . In our music teaching we place emphasis on listening to a wide range of music, from classical to contemporary as well as enjoying performing , composing and having fun with music. We are proud of our strong singing tradition and our Key Stage weekly  “Praise and Prayer “ sessions consist of rehearsing and learning a wide range of worship songs from traditional to modern.

Live music

At All Saints we want children to love making and listening to music and to be enthused about music through live music performances where possible. The music subject leader, Mrs Wiliams, organises as many visiting musicians to come and perform for the children. Recent bookings have included a pop band called “The Lazy Mondays”,  a brass group from the Lancashire Music Service and a professional guitarist and violinist. In the near future we plan to have a bagpiper, viola player and ukulele player to perform for the children.

Instrumental lessons

Peripatetic string , guitar, ukulele and woodwind lessons are available to children in years 4-6 on a parental pay basis.

Extra curricular music activities

 At All Saints we offer the children a variety of musical opportunities . In key stage 2 the children can choose to join choir ( year 3-6 ) church choir, recorders and percussion band  all of which meet on a weekly basis with children working towards performing at Christmas and summer concerts, in assembly and key stage productions in school. In addition to this, where opportunities arise, we perform at external events such as

  • the United Carol service with 3 other  local schools,
  • the “Sing Together” event at King George’s Hall , Blackburn organised by Blackburn Cathedral . The children have the fantastic opportunity to sing in a choir of 400 children from local schools.
  • the Christmas choir competition at Altham.
  • Oswaldtwistle Music Festival at the Civic Theatre.
  • "Young Voices" in Manchester's O2 .

national Curriculum Music

whole school music overview

Music in action.

Fun Friday Bucket drumming !

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Brilliant brass

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Brilliant Brass !

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Professional brass instrumentalists came to perform for us. Everyone loved it !

Acorn Sound Pictures

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Acorn reception and year 1 sound pictures

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Acorn Sound pictures

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We created sound effects for the poem, working as part of a group. We explored the best sounds and performed for the class.

Percussion in assembly

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Our percussion club has been composing their own music and we enjoyed it in assembly this week.

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At All Saints' we hold music in the highest regard and hope to engender in our children a lifelong love of it. We encourage all children to participate in and enjoy it. Music is taught on a progressive year by year programme throughout school with emphasis being placed on listening to a wide range of music, from classical to contemporary as well as performing and composing. We are proud of our strong singing tradition and our Key Stage weekly hymn practices consist of rehearsing and learning a wide range of worship songs from traditional to modern. Peripatetic string and woodwind lessons are available to children in years 4-6 on a parental pay basis. Extra curricular music activities such as junior choir (years 2 & 3 ), senior choir, recorders and percussion band are offered to key stage 2 on a weekly basis with children working towards performing at Christmas and summer concerts, in assembly and key stage productions in school. In addition to this, where opportunities arise, we perform at external events such as the local Oswaldtwistle Music Festival at the Civic Theatre and for the first time this year we participated in "Young Voices" where the children sang in a choir of 8000 youngsters in Manchester's O2 . It was fantastic and we are keen to repeat the experience regularly!

Young Voices 2015 - Manchester Arena

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Rehearsing with The Beatbox Collective - what an amazing experience!

What an amazing experience!

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Just a snippet of the amazing atmosphere!

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