The National Curriculum Music

Music Provision 2022-23

The Oldham Music Service has a long and proud tradition of working with schools to provide top quality musical education to our young people.

Music can help children with other subjects on the curriculum and has been shown to have a significant impact on learning.  Children who succeed in learning to play a musical instrument gain above average results in all subjects even though they miss some curriculum time. Similar groups of children tested over years showed that the groups who also learned a musical instrument achieved considerably higher marks in core subjects of maths, languages and science. Better results in schoolwork are not the only benefits. Co-ordination and memory improve and practice develops self-discipline and motivation. Social skills are helped by working in groups and ensembles, where team-work and interpersonal skills are paramount.

The experience of performing teaches children to become self-reliant and individually responsible. The effect on a child’s confidence levels can transform their entire educational career.

Music is a part of everyone’s life. Love of music transcends barriers of, nationality, ethnicity, creed, gender, class and age. The study and practice of music develop co-ordination, understanding, creativity, confidence and spiritual strength. Group work requires individuals to collaborate, listen to each other, compromise for the greater good, communicate clearly and take responsibility.

Encourage your child’s interest as soon as possible. The earlier a child begins to play an instrument, the greater the improvement in all other areas. Praise them, remind them to practice and be patient. Support them at concerts and performances.


Music Provision

The tuition available at school is for Woodwind.  Instruments for woodwind tuition can be hired from the Music Centre.

The cost of the tuition is £43.00 per half term (payable in advance).  There are limited places for September therefore not everyone will be successful on this occasion, but children not successful on this occasion will be placed on a waiting list.  For further information please contact Mrs Hudson in the School Office.

Brass - Friday- Mr Wiilson


Woodwind KS2 - Tuesday afternoon - Mr Prince


Music Class Support and Choir - Friday - Mrs Butterworth. About thrity children drawn from Years 3 to 6 attend Choir each week. 


Classroom support consists of singing and practical National Curriculum Music.  All classes are on a rota so that each class will receive two visits per year Nursery through to Year 6. 


Further music support for year group assemblies and performances is provided by Mrs Butterworth.

Music Learning Resources

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External Link Icon BBC Ten Pieces - Classical Music
Explore the stories and secrets hidden in these classical pieces of music.