We study music to experience a varied range of practical activities and cultural experiences that cover a broad spectrum of musical styles and genres. At Hunnyhill, we aim to foster an enjoyment of music for our children so that they will gain valuable independent and ensemble experiences that teach self-discipline, resilience and reflective skills and supports our school values.
We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms.