At Haseltine we believe in the power of music to enable us to: unify, communicate and immerse ourselves in such a diverse form of the curriculum.

An integral part of culture, past and present

It enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between their communities at home, school and the wider world. In their learning pupils’ develops their ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make informed judgements about musical quality. It encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur music-making, both individual and communal, thereby developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. Every half term Haseltine holds a musical showcase for KS1 and KS2(Reception to take part in summer term) to embed the sense of community within the school, immerse the children in a shared performance with their peers and an opportunity to reflect on their own progress. It also increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic awareness, sensitivity and fulfilment. These skills, set the foundation for the children to be lifelong learners and apply this skill set across the curriculum.

Instrumental Lessons and Choirs

We encourage children, especially those in KS2, to learn a musical instrument. Children are taught by qualified tutors in a range of instruments: guitar, ukulele, violin, cello, drums, recorder and clarinet and have the opportunity to hire an instrument. Children who are entitled to free school meals are able to do this without charge.

We have a KS2 choir and a range of instrumental ensembles. All our ensembles perform regularly both in school and at events organised by Lewisham Music Service. Our choir similar to the ensembles perform in and out school at events organised by the music lead. Our music clubs are free of charge to everyone.

All teaching staff have received musical teaching training of the school’s scheme of learning. A scheme of learning is provided for the school to follow to aid in a high quality and coherent curriculum taught across the school. The scheme also supports in planning, delivery, assessment and subject knowledge. The scheme, called Charanga, was also chosen as it follows a diverse catalogue of genres by a variety of artists. 

Years 3 and 4 have a Lewisham Music tutor to deliver whole class instrumental lessons (currently ukulele and samba drumming).

View Haseltine’s Music Curriculum below.

Music Curriculum and Mission Statement
Music – Progression of Knowledge and Skills

Haseltine Primary School
Haseltine Road
Lower Sydenham
London SE26 5AD
Tel: 020 8778 6536

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