I must begin the New Year blog by saying a huge ‘Well Done’ to our Choral Group for some fantastic performances over the festive season. They certainly brought joy to many people, whilst helping to raise funds for two of our local charities; Bury Hospice and Manchester Children’s Hospital.

I thoroughly enjoyed the school productions this year and congratulate all the staff and children involved in both the Infant and Junior performances. They certainly are a highlight of our Autumn term.

As we move into the Spring term, there are a couple of changes to my day at Unsworth. Reception had their first music lesson in the hall today where they enjoyed learning songs about ‘Winter.’  Next week, all the children in Year 3 will start to learn recorder as a class.  Instruments will be provided but they are to remain in school so children always have them for the weekly lesson.

Mr Dixon came to visit us today with lots of new songs to develop our Brass playing. He was so impressed with Y5 today, especially as they have had a 2 week holiday and probably not much time to practise their instruments!  Fidler Music lessons also recommenced today, and it is encouraging to see just how many children are learning to play Guitar and Ukulele.

I will be arranging another visit to Spurr House for the Choral Group this term. Both the children and elderly people thoroughly enjoy conversing with each other, and it seems a shame to only visit at Christmas when so much pleasure evolves from this for all concerned.

As ever, if you have any queries about music or instrumental lessons, do not hesitate to pop into school on a Tuesday.

Mrs Geelan

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