Subject Leader: Roy Cummings

Link Governor: Michael Davenport (Arts)


Beamyhub - manchester musicver Road Primary School is part of the Manchester Music Hub. Music Education Hubs develop a range of partnerships to deliver a wider and more coherent set of music education opportunities for all children and young people. MyHub (Manchester Music) is part of a network of organisations across England, funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and Arts Council England (ACE), who are responsible for delivering the National Plan for Music. The funding is for large group instrumental teaching in schools, providing huge opportunities for children to play together and also shine as individual performers.  The music offer at Beaver Road is incredibly extensive offering Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Piano, Ukulele, Singing, Guitar and Drumming. All of this alongside two choirs at the First Bulding and Juniors, there is a strong presence of music throughout the school.

Beaver Road is proud to have a Specialist Music Teacher who delivers all curriculum content. Having thorough understanding of the curriculum paired with real world and vast musical experience, such a specialist places Beaver Road above most other Primary Schools for it's musical content. This is seen in a bespoke music curriculum, written in-house by the Music Specialist Teacher. This ensures full coverage of all National Curriculum points, in a relevant and engaging way. Learning is always in context of other subjects making links where appropriate to other subject areas and supports the school development plan. It also uses current references and ensures the children are aware they are always building on previous learning. Due to the nature of the curriculum serving the school, every year group has a half term explicit teaching of a particular instrument, meaning every child is taught an instrument, every year throughout the school. This broadens both the musical experiences for every child.

Singing is valued at Beaver Road with children learning a variety of songs and styles, often making cross-curricular links with what they are learning about in class. The choirs have had many opportunities to perform at venues including the Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Cathedral. We also go carol singing in the community at Christmas.

For many times in recent years (including December 2021) Beaver Road pupils have been selected to sing in the Blue Peter Christmas Special. In September 2019, a group of Year 6 pupils went to Media City to film a Blue Peter Music Special.

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Two of our pupils were the first to receive the new Blue Peter Music Badge!

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