A Bunbury Musician

Bunbury ‘musicians’ let their light shine brightly.....

At the heart of everything is a personalised approach to each unique individual as part of our Christian Community. The strong family ethos ensures that all children and staff feel valued, respected and grow in self-confidence. Enthusiastic and caring staff with high expectations, demonstrate care of the whole child. Through God’s guidance we encourage each and every child to let their light shine.

Article 29: Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures. It should also help them learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

The curriculum at Bunbury is constructed in order to provide systems of learning and lived experiences that enable the pupils at our school to develop and grow as learners, empowering all children to fulfil the school’s motto: ‘Let Your Light Shine’. The curriculum is focused on growing the whole person, through a broad range of subjects and wider opportunities. Its intent is to empower pupils in learning; to facilitate efficient acquisition of knowledge and to provide clear steps for progression and to develop a rich cultural capital. Through high-quality texts, resources and experiences, it aims to inspire our pupils to develop inquiring minds and to have a world view that is full of hope, with a knowledge of the love of Jesus. The curriculum meets the needs of all our children through a loving, nurturing environment, rich in social, spiritual and moral learning. It equips our pupils with the tools that will enable them to succeed in academic, professional and personal contexts throughout their lives

Our Curriculum Policy details our intent behind our curriculum, how we implement it and our desired impact. At RCSAT, the school curriculum consists of all those activities designed or encouraged within its organisational framework to provide the intellectual, emotional, personal, social, spiritual and physical development of all its pupils. It includes not only the subject specific curriculum but also the ‘informal’ programme of enrichment and extra-curricular activities.

The curriculum at RCSAT, is firmly rooted in and stems directly from our Vision, Mission and Core Values;

Our Vision – ‘Let your Light shine’ Matthew v5:16

Our Mission – ‘A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together’         

Our Core Values –

WE aim to create an enjoyable, inclusive, safe and nurturing environment that allows all children to develop spiritually, morally and socially.

every child is a child of God, made to contribute to our world.

WE aim to create an inspiring environment, which encourages enthusiasm for lifelong learning and establishes an expectation of high standards.

            – knowing the way, showing the way and going the way.

WE aim to encourage caring, sensitive and inclusive attitudes where individuals feel secure, valued and respected by others.

like Jesus showed us through his teachings

WE aim to provide a broad and connected curriculum which challenges and develops the potential of each child.

            – as Jesus needed his disciples to support and guide, so we look to others with more knowledge

WE aim to develop a positive relationship between home, school and our wider community

 -  as a family – as brothers and sisters

The Music curriculum aims to develop pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music whilst encouraging active involvement in performing, recording and creating music individually and in groups. We believe that music plays an important role in the spiritual and emotional development of young minds. We have a specialist Music teacher who teachers our junior chidren to play instruments through Love Music Trust. The children perform in school and at St Boniface Church several times during the year.

Love Music Trust also provide opportunities for private instrumental tuition within school hours.


We use music to enrich children's learning and provide individual and collective opportunities for participation in musical activities according to level of understanding and ability, through the development of the following:

  • Build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline
  • Develop social skills, co-operation and sharing
  • Develop a sensitive response to sound and readiness to experiment with sound
  • Develop concentration, memory and listening skills
  • Develop a musical vocabulary
  • Develop physical co-ordination through breathing and posture
  • Develop self-awareness, sensitivity, imagination and empathy
  • Encourage children to recognise and express their feelings
  • Develop an understanding of musical traditions and appreciation of own and other's culture and heritage

We believe that the promotion of music develops a child in a social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual way.

During Key Stage 1 pupils listen carefully and respond physically to a wide range of music. They play musical instruments and sing a variety of songs from memory, adding accompaniments and creating short compositions, with increasing confidence, imagination and control. They explore and enjoy how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects.

During Key Stage 2 pupils sing songs and play instruments with increasing confidence, skill, expression and awareness of their own contribution to a group or class performance. They improvise, and develop their own musical compositions, in response to a variety of different stimuli with increasing personal involvement, independence and creativity. They explore their thoughts and feelings through responding physically, intellectually and emotionally to a variety of music from different times and cultures.



 Pupils should be taught how to:
a. use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
b. play tuned and untuned instruments
c. rehearse and perform with others [for example, starting and finishing together, keeping to a steady pulse].


 Pupils should be taught how to:
a. create musical patterns
b. explore, choose and organise sounds and musical ideas.


 Pupils should be taught how to:
a. explore and express their ideas and feelings about music using movement, dance and expressive and musical language
b. make improvements to their own work.


Pupils should be taught:
a. to listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
b. how the combined musical elements of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and silence can be organised and used expressively within simple structures [for example, beginning, middle, end]
c. how sounds can be made in different ways [for example, vocalising, clapping, by musical instruments, in the environment] and described using given and invented signs and symbols
d. how music is used for particular purposes [for example, for dance, as a lullaby].


During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through:
a. a range of musical activities that integrate performing, composing and appraising
b. responding to a range of musical and non-musical starting points
c. working on their own, in groups of different sizes and as a class
d. a range of live and recorded music from different times and cultures.





Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary School

School Lane, Bunbury Cheshire CW6 9NR

T: (01829) 260524 or 261332admin@bunburyaldersey.cheshire.sch.uk