Music is the art of sound, it can lift our hearts and allow children to explore and express their creativity. At Lewis Street our music curriculum engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music as well as their talent as musicians. Music is taught at Lewis Street by the experts in the Salford Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS) team. For each class the MAPAS tutor teaches music skills and all pupils have their own instrument to play in music lessons. Our children learn to play a range of percussion instruments (tuned and untuned) whilst at Lewis Street. During their time at Lewis Street pupils have the opportunity to perform for an audience through events arranged in and out of school, including at the MAPAS Wider Opportunities Annual Showcase at The Lowry, the MAPAS Annual Big Sing, POP UK events.
The Lewis Street and Christ Church Partnership have an active joint choir named The Project Pat Choir. The choir participate in a range of local competitions and events, often performing alongside other schools and at events organised by MAPAS. They practise together weekly. At Lewis Street all children sing weekly during assemblies and from Year 2 upwards all pupils sing together in our weekly singing practice. Lewis Street and Christ Church Primary Schools frequently participate together in PopUK. All children across the partnership learn and practise uplifting and inspiring songs especially developed by the PopUK team ahead of a joint concert for parents and the local community.