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At Bleak Hill, we wish for all children to gain a great appreciation for a range of musical genres from different points in time and different places in the world.


Children will be able to explore the use of musical instruments and will gain an appreciation of how different instruments can change music. 

Bleak Hill Primary School understands that music can inspire and motivate children and play an important role in their personal development. Music can also help children develop a greater appreciation of the world we live in, by understanding different cultures and societies through music.

Bleak Hill Primary School delivers a broad and balanced music curriculum using ‘Charanga’ and music specialists, in line with national requirements, :

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 use their voices.

Create and compose music on their own and alongside their peers.

Have the opportunities to learn a musical instrument, use technology properly and to progress to the next level of musical excellence.

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.

Children are formatively assessed within the lesson to inform the planning, delivery and organisation of the next lesson, in terms of further opportunities to practise a new skill or to challenge competent learners.


Final assessment judgements are made by the teacher/music specialist based on the child’s singing/performing, listening & appraising.

Progression of skills using the Charanga Scheme of Learning: 



Ukulele Club Term 1B 2021


This half-term the children in years 3 and 4 were given the opportunity to attend Ukulele Club. During the 4 week block of lessons, the children learned how to hold and position the ukulele correctly, they learned the names of the various parts of the instrument and they practised several techniques including strumming and plucking. First they played open strings, to play My Dog has Fleas, which involved playing the notes G, C, E, and A, top to bottom string. They then went on to practise the open C6 and C major chords, they learned to play the notes F and D which enabled them to play the tune of Jingle Bells. Finally they went on to play A Sailor went to Sea.

Well done everyone!

Click on the links below to listen to our recordings.

My Dog has Fleas -

Jingle Bells -


Choir Club & Young Voices Concert 2022! 


In Term 1B and 2A, our choir club will run - led by Mrs Burrows, our music specialist. 

We will be practising the songs for the concert, which we will attend in February. Manchester AO Arena has been home to YV for all 25 years! On 29 Feb, 2016 Manchester AO Arena renamed their arena to the Young Voices Arena in honour of YV 20th Anniversary. Manchester AO Arena has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom and hosts one of the largest YV choirs (8,000 children!). 

Watch this video to see what to expect and what Young Voices is all about! 

Please follow the link below which takes you straight to the official Young Voices website and provides a wealth of information about the concert: 


Below you can find a copy of the lyrics to all of our YV 2022 songs and the link to a Spotify Playlist.


color-spotify-logo.jpgSpotify Young Voices 2022 Playlist


St Helens Music Service!

In Year 5, all children have been assigned a brass musical instrument. We are visited by Mr McDonald each week who delivers fantastic lessons teaching children about different instruments and how to read music. Have a look at the video below to hear a Year 5 class learning 'I Feel Good!'

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