Bowker Vale Primary School

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

Middleton Road,
Higher Crumpsall,
Manchester, M8 4NB

0161 740 5993

 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.


At Bowker Vale we love singing and making music!

Our Staff and Children's Summer Choir sang to KS2 and parents at  their end of term performance. They sang a variety of sings including a Gospel song 'Deep Down in My Soul', a classic Stevie Wonder / George Michael song 'Always' , Take That's 'Shine', the very moving  'Something Inside so strong' and a 2 part vesion of 'Fix You' by Coldplay. They sounded amazing ! Well done to all the children and staff who turned up every Wednesday morning at 8:00am for rehearsals.

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Well done 4DT and 4B and Year 5/6 Ukulele Group for your end of term performances!

Well done to the two Year 6 classes for your superb samba performances! Brilliant progress since September.

Look at these pictures of the children taking part in Singing and Samba in the Sunshine as part of our Wellbeing Week. They sounded amazing and looked fantastic in their headdresses! 

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!

Year 2 took part in an African drumming workshop where they learnt about pitch, rhythm and pulse.

Year3P and Year3C demonstrated their amazing samba rhythm patterns to Early Years, KS1 and KS2. Listen to their amazing performances!

Year 4 have fun learning ukulele with Mr Davies on Thursday mornings.

The Year 5 / 6 Ukulele Club amazed us with their rendition of 'Yellow Bird' and had everyone bopping along to the Jackson's classic 'Rockin' Robin'!

Year 5 and 6 can come to ukulele club on Thursday morning at 8:00am. If you would like to join this fantastic club and are in Year 5 or 6, please see Miss Jones.

The Year 5/6 Ukulele Club are doing really well this year! here they are performing their version of Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog'!

The two Year 4 classes composed and performed their own Christmas songs. Well done Year 4! Could they be the next Christmas Number 1?!

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

Let us know which 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.