At Rode Heath we believe that music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music. 

At Rode Heath we are passionate about giving children the opportunity to learn a musical instrument or to develop their singing voice.  We are very much a singing school and enjoy staging two musicals during the year.  The school choir, made up of children aged 7 to 11, rehearse frequently and have the opportunity to perform at events such as 'The One World Festival' and the 'Emergency Services Carol Concert' at Chester Cathedral.  Our school band, made up of brass and woodwind instruments, has been going strong for many years.  They enjoy busking at our local supermarket in the run up to Christmas and opening our Christmas and Summer Fairs.  Our violin ensemble is the newest addition to our groups; they have won the 'Love Music Trust Award' for two years running.   Each year the musical talents of our young people are celebrated during our Musical Evening where indivisuals and ensembles perform an array of pieces.

The objectives of teaching music in our school are to enable children to:

• understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures;

• explain how music is made through a variety of instruments;

• explain how music is composed and written down;

• describe how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written;

• develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music.


Contact the School

Rode Heath Primary

Heath Avenue,

Main Contact Person :
Mr Carl Leech
SENCO Contact Person :
Miss Hayley Scott

Tel: 01270 314414
Email: School E-mail Address
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