It is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in musical experiences to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand musical terminology and features. In this way children can understand rhythm, follow a beat and explore the structure and organisation of music. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop their musical potential and we aim to nurture and encourage musical development across the school.
In EYFS and Key Stage 1, children will focus on the exploration of sounds and understanding of pitch and beat. As they progress to lower Key Stage 2, they will then apply these skills to compose and structure their own pieces of music. In upper Key Stage 2, the children will progress to creating and performing music confidently.
As a whole school approach, we follow the ‘Music Express scheme’ in which children take part in weekly music lessons. The scheme allows for cross-curricular links to be made wherever possible.
Our weekly singing assemblies allow the children to use their voices and practise songs linked to our school year, Church calendar and Christian values.
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: