Bowker Vale Primary School

Aiming High; Showing Integrity {{Being Respectful, Honest, Fair and Proud}}

Middleton Road,
Higher Crumpsall,
Manchester, M8 4NB

0161 740 5993


Music is a universal language accessible to all. We aim to  encourage creativity through  singing and music making. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

Music is led by Miss Jones at Bowker Vale.





 If you want to find information about music making opportunities in Manchester or find out about what’s available for young musicians whatever their musical interests, instrument or ability levels click onto the link below.


Iyou would like to have private ukulele lessons with Mr Davies he is running online lessons. You can contact him on the email address below.


Our Staff and Children's Summer Choir meet during the Autumn term leading up to Christmas and again in the Summer Term. The Choir perform to families and children in school and have sung at Sainsbury's, Heaton Park and at the local Sheltered Accommodation, Tarnside House where the residents always look forward to our visit!

Well done to all the children and staff who turn up every Wednesday morning at 8:00am for rehearsals.

Year 4 have ukulele lessons with Mr Davies every Thursday morning.

On Thursday mornings at 8:00am Mr Davies and Miss Jones run a Ukulele Club. This is for pupils in Year 5 and 6 who wish to continue their ukulele lessons after Year 4.

Children learning ukulele perform for children in school and their families at Christmas and Summer.

Year 6 have weekly samba lessons for half of the year and then swap to Music technology lessons. We always enjoy their performances!

Reception and KS 1 enjoy  a lively Singing assembly every Monday morning with Miss Jones. All the staff and children agree it is a brilliant start to the week!

The Giraffes and Zebras from Reception are fantastic singers. They love playing their instruments in different ways. They can play quietly, loudly, slowly and quickly. They can play rhythms and keep the pulse!

Reception class has a Music Area where children can use the instruments to make up their own rhythm patterns and practise the skills they have learnt in their music lessons. Look at these photographs and video clip of the children watching the signals to play their instruments in different ways.


The Zebras and Giraffes went to visit the Royal Northern College of Music. We took part in an Early Years Celebration of Music. We enjoyed joining in with some singing and we playing our percussion instruments!

Year 6 have been listening to classical music from the BBC Ten Pieces. They have been using the music to inspire them to compose their own pieces. Click on the link to see and hear the music from Ten pieces.

BBC Ten Pieces

Which one is your favourite?


 Year 6 were inspired by the Holst piece of music Mars the Messenger of War and by their work on World War One to compose these pieces.