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West Hampstead Primary School

"Together, we achieve."

MUSIC

Music is a large part of school life at West Hampstead and takes place throughout the school day. The music curriculum aims to equip all children with fundamental musical skills and a lifelong love for music. Each class has a music lesson each week. 

Early Years - Nursery and Reception

Expressive art and design is one of the four specific areas of learning.  Within this area music is taught as part of the continuous provision and includes learning songs and rhyme as well as beginning to work on rhythm and composition.

Years 1, 2 and 3

Lessons will be taught by the class teacher.  The children will  experience music from a range of genres and be composing and performing as part of lessons inspired by Charanga music resources.  EYFS, Years 1 and 2 will also take part in a Music project with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.   Year 3 will have a music and dance focus across the year from The Place dance professionals, beginning with a special visit there on October 14th 2021, and then follow-up sessions in school across Spring term, with a performance on 22nd/23rd March 2022   https://www.theplace.org.uk/

Years 4, 5 and 6

The teaching of music will be through the Camden Music wider opportunities program.  The children will have a chance to develop their musicianship by learning two instruments, recorder and trumpet / trombone, as well as having unit on singing and performing each year.  The timetable below shows the focus of music lessons over the 3 years.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 4

Singing

 

Recorder

Thursday afternoons

Recorder

 

Year 5

Recorder

Thursday afternoons

Singing

 

Brass

Wednesday afternoons

Year 6

Brass

Wednesday afternoons

Brass

Wednesday afternoons

Singing

 

At West Hampstead School we have a vibrant extra-curricular timetable which allows pupils to extend their musical skills and opportunities to take part in public and school community. 

Individual instrumental and singing lessons

Many pupils have individual instrumental lessons with peripatetic teachers from Camden Music Services. Pupils are able to learn piano, violin, clarinet, flute, saxophone, ukulele, guitar, trumpet, trombone, voice and drum-kit with a range of Saturday morning extras from Camden Music Hub. 

If you would like to sign your child up to lessons, please apply through the Camden Music Service website:

https://www.camden.gov.uk/camdens-music-service 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Singing tuition Piano 

Drums and piano

Recorder and ukulele/guitar