Lead Teacher – Ailsa Raw
At Hertford St Andrew School we believe that music is an important form of communication, allowing our children to express themselves creatively through song and musical compositions. It is also an important tool in enabling our children to present their learning from across the curriculum in new and imaginative ways.
National Curriculum for Music
You can find the programme of study for KS1 and KS2 in music at:
At Hertford St Andrew we use the award-winning ‘Music Express’ scheme to engage the children and inspire a love of music. ‘Music Express’ units allow the children to explore composition, beat, sounds, performance, pitch and structure through cross-curricular units that are supported by movies, slide shows and audio tracks.
For more information about this resource, you can visit:
Our weekly singing assemblies allow the children to use their voices and practise songs linked to our school year, Church calendar and Christian values.
Children in KS2 (Years 3-6) are invited to join the choir. Choir practise is held in the hall on a Tuesday lunchtime at 12:30 - 12:50 and is supported by our fantastic pianist Mr. Penrose.
In the Autumn term the choir prepare for the Hertford and Ware Schools Carol Service which is held at Hertford St Andrew Church in December.
In Year 4 children have the opportunity to learn the ukulele. This allows them to use staff and musical notation to further enhance their understanding of music and how it is produced.
If your child is inspired by this or interested in learning to play a musical instrument, enquiries can be made at:
Our local music centre is the Hertford and Ware Music Centre and is located at Simon Balle School in Hertford.
If you are interested in contacting them to learn more about musical opportunities for your child, their details can be found at: