At Hawley Primary School we feel that music contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. It creates in the child a sense of enjoyment, purpose and belonging and crosses all boundaries of race, faith and nation.
Our aim at Hawley Primary School is for children to enjoy music. We strive to instil a life-long love of music, so they can express themselves and share their musical creativity with their family and friends. We believe children learn most effectively by being actively involved in their own learning and by developing an understanding of how their learning relates to everyday life in and out of school. Our role as educators is to equip children with the skills needed to create music (by playing or singing), perform music and compose music, in addition to developing their curiosity about the world. As our children progress through school, we seek to develop their musical skills, enabling them to work independently and collaboratively, using a range of instruments as well as their voices.
Music is taught as a cross-curriculum subject. However, on occasions the subject may be taught discreetly due to the curriculum coverage and requirements. For example, Year 3/4 cover recorders on several occasions and therefore do not cover music directly linking with the class topic at that time.
Delivery of Music
At Hawley Primary School, music is delivered weekly by their class teacher. In the Foundation Stage (EYFS) children work towards the Early Learning Goals, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. In their lessons they use music and songs to relate to the children’s work.
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
In Years 1-6, children are provided with weekly music lessons, taught in their classrooms and on occasions in the school hall. These experiences motivate and increase the confidence of pupils at Hawley Primary School. In addition to music lessons, assemblies provide an opportunity to sing and listen to a wealth of music. For children who are interested in developing their musicianship, there is the opportunity to join our school choir, which rehearses weekly to prepare for performances throughout the year.
At Hawley Primary School we are proud to say that we love music and how it enables our children to smile and, most of all, shine!