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Bishop Creighton Academy



At Bishop Creighton Academy, we believe music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our music education aims to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and develop their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.


In their music lessons pupils use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Assemblies also provide an opportunity to practise singing. Pupils are taught to play a variety of instruments musically and encouraged to play together in ensemble groups. We encourage listening to a wide range of music with concentration and understanding. Music lessons are linked to Topic work and music is used in a variety of lessons and activities to create, mood, atmosphere and to help thinking.

We follow the "Charanga" programme to support our teaching of music across the school.

Our curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations


We provide all pupils with the opportunity to take part in musical performances throughout the academic year.

Annual events:

Term Performance
Autumn Term

Harvest Festival

Year 5/6 Music Hub Concert

EYFS Christmas Nativity

Year 1/2 Christmas Production

Year 3/4 Christmas Carol Concert

Year 5/6 Christmas Carol Concert

Spring Term

Year 3/4 Production

WCIT Performance

Summer Term

WCIT Performance

Year 5/6 Production