Music at Christ Church school

Regular music activity happening at Christ Church school.
  • 45min music sessions every week for all year groups
  • Whole school hymn singing practice every week for 30 mins
  • Senior and Junior choir practice every week
  • Wider Opportunity instrumental lessons on recorder with visiting specialist (just Yr 4)
  • Advanced recorder ensemble – progression from initial wider-ops year (Yr 5&6)
  • After school music club every week
  • Individual instrumental lessons on piano, guitar, ukulele, recorder and flute.
Extra music activity happening inside and outside school throughout the year.
  • Camden Music festival at The Royal Albert Hall (every 2 years)
  • Camden Choir festival
  • Camden Cluster festival
  • Ceilidh day at Cecil Sharp house
  • Year 6 leavers play (summer)
  • Nativity play (winter)
  • Christmas, Harvest, Easter services in our local Church
  • School music concerts, with individual and group performances to parents (Christmas, Easter & Summer)
  • Choir performances out of school (local retirement home, Regents Park Barracks, Carols at Euston station, Lionsgate film company)
  • Orchestra Up Close experience – in association with Young Persons Concert Foundation
  • Choir performance at Camden Blues Kitchen contributing to their attempt at a world record 100 hr continuous performance

Instrumental music lessons at Christ Church.

From September, individual Piano, Guitar and Ukulele lessons will be offered by our music teacher, Olly. There will also be recorder or flute lessons available from our recorder teacher Murphy.

The service is administrated by Camden Music service, so in order to sign up, contact them at: Camden Music, The Crowndale Centre, 218 – 220 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD. Tel: 020 7974 7239   Email: camdenmusic@camden.gov.uk. You can also contact Olly at school for more information on o.keen@cchurchnw1.camden.sch.uk

Why learn music?

Learning a musical instrument is a wonderfully rewarding pursuit for a child to engage in, one that can build confidence and encourage self-discipline. Learning a musical instrument is about more than just music. It can support your child’s reading and maths development, helps with concentration, co-ordination, memory and mood. It can lead them to a career or be a lifelong, satisfying activity where they will make friends.

What types of lessons are there?

We offer shared or individual lessons. Individual lessons are ideal for children who benefit from individual attention, better for children who are easily distracted, any sense of competition is reduced, easier to arrange a lesson to suit the needs of the child, better for their progression after beginner stage. Shared lessons are ideal for beginners, especially for younger children. Children learn from each other and have the opportunity to play together; excellent preparation for playing in groups later. Children who start in a group can change to individual lessons later

COVID-19 Health and Safety

From September, all individual and small group lessons will take place with strict social distancing precautions, in accordance with the school’s and Camden borough COVID safety guidelines. The lessons will take place in the cabin rather than the smaller music room to enable extra space between teacher and children and also extra ventilation. All shared instruments (Keyboard and Guitar) will be thoroughly sanitised before and after each lesson. If you are still concerned but would like to find a way for your child to continue/begin lessons, contact Olly and we may be able to arrange a way to do it via online video software.

How do I apply?

You can only apply online. Go to www.camden.gov.uk and search for music lessons

Yanomamo!

On 29th and 30th January 2020, to a full room of parents, carers, friends, members of the public and even the local press, the children of Christ Church school presented Yanomamo – an ecological musical. It was a roaring success!
Here are some of the comments from the happy audience members;
“Wow! – What an informative and beautifully performed production. Thank God we have such dedicated teachers”
“What an incredible production – a triumph! Congratulations to you all”
“Absolutely amazing! All the children were brilliant, well done to you all”
“A fantastic production and a great way to teach children about global issues. The children will remember this all their lives”
“Wow, wow, wow! Amazing production. Amazing Cast. Very strong choir! Beautiful Jaguars. This was an amazing concert showcasing all the fantastic skills students at Christ Church have. When’s the next one?!”
“Just amazing!”

Trips

Trips
Educational visits provide children with learning experiences not possible within school. Each class aims to go on an educational visit, or welcomes a visitor, at least once every half term. We are very fortunate to be so close to a range of local attractions and in the past classes have visited London Zoo, London Aquarium, the Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, the British Museum and the Tate galleries to name just a few. In recent years we have also run exciting trips to Legoland, Broadstairs Beach and even Paris!

Children in Years 5 and 6 are also given the opportunity to go on an exciting residential trip in the Summer term.

Clubs

We offer a wide variety of clubs that take place after school and during lunchtimes. These are run by members of staff and outside agencies. The current clubs we offer are:

Day Club Classes involved Run by Time
Monday Football Club KS1 Luke 3:45pm
Tuesday

Table Tennis Club

Football Squad training

JAM Junior

Music Club

KS2

KS2

KS1

KS2

Abigail

Ed + Becki

Anita

Olly

3:45pm

3:45pm

12:00pm

3:45pm

Wednesday

Dance Club

Invasion Games Club

Tennis Club

KS2

KS2

KS1

Bethany

Erica

Ed

3:45pm

3:45pm

3:45pm

Thursday

Jam Club

Dance Club

KS2

KS1

Anita

Johnny

3:45pm

3:45pm

Friday Football Club KS2 Zac 3:45pm

Please speak to the office for more information about clubs.