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Music

We aim to provide a wide range of musical opportunities and experiences at Hallbrook. Currently, we offer piano, drum and guitar lessons to our Key Stage 2 pupils. If your child is interested in taking lessons, please make an enquiry at our school office. At Hallbrook, we have a whole school choir which meets weekly to practise. We are always looking for opportunities to perform!

Music is embedded within school life at Hallbrook. Not only do we have weekly music lessons through our Charanga scheme of music, but our pupils also take part in weekly singing assemblies. We understand the importance of singing and the impact it can have on helping to develop speaking and listening skills.

Below is an extract from the National Curriculum for Music:

Purpose of study

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should 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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

Aims

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 notatio