Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Music

Hayesdown celebrates all aspects of music as a means of communication and enjoyment through the development of musical knowledge, skills and understanding. We make music an enjoyable learning experience, building the confidence of children in their singing, listening, appreciation and composing of music.

During their music lessons, as well as studying music from around the world, children develop and build on their skills in all elements of music through engaging and interactive lessons including pulse, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, timbre, structure, texture and notation.

Music at Hayesdown supports positive mental health and well-being by developing self-reflection, creativity and collaboration with others in lessons, clubs and other musical events such as concerts and festivals across the Trust. Learning an instrument through Somerset Music at Hayesdown will be an option in our future plans this year, but currently we offer 2 choirs and a recorder club for those who are interested.

At Hayesdown School, we aim to follow the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music and develop pupils who:

  • Can sing and use their voices.
  • Create and compose music on their own and with others.
  • Use technology appropriately.
  • Progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • Have opportunities to learn a musical instrument.
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
  • Understand the work of great composers and musicians.
  • Enjoy and have an appreciation for music.
  • Use musical vocabulary and language.
  • Make judgements about the quality of music.
  • Have opportunities to play a wide variety of instruments.
  • Take part in performances.
  • Perform and share a range of musical styles.
  • Listen, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
  • Have opportunities to study a range of musical styles and genres, e.g. Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock etc.

REACH Values

RESPONSIBLE: Develop an understanding of the history of music.
ENTHUSIASTIC: Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
AMBITIOUS: Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
CONFIDENT: Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
HAPPY & HEALTHY: Engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement