Lead Teacher – Ailsa Raw
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians;
Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence;
Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
For more information, you can read the National curriculum document 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 and the Church calendar.
In KS2 children may also choose to be a member of the School Choir. This year we are proud to have performed as part of the Herts and Ware School Choirs Christmas Service at Hertford St Andrew Church.
The choir is open to all children in Years 3-6 and is held every other Thursday by Miss Raw in Turner Class.
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: