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A quality music education engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increases their confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

As pupils progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to a wide genre of music. 

Cornerstones provides children with an engaging curriculum with many musical links to each topic.  Coordinators have closely matched the relevant national curriculum with school cycle A and B to ensure coverage of all objectives. 

Alongside this, all teachers have access to a music scheme- jolly music- which gradually introduces children to subject specific musical vocabulary and develops children’s musical skill set e.g. pace, rhythm, pitch and melody.  

Missing coverage has been identified in the GAP analysis and year groups/ teachers have been made aware of any gaps in coverage. Teachers have discussed these gaps with the subject coordinator to give them practical and engaging ideas of how to make topic links/cover missing objectives. 

Topic books to evidence foundation subjects in every class ensure that there is a varied skill set from year to year. This clearly shows progression in skills from year to year and celebrates their topic work.  

 Progression map - Music

More information about our intent for Music at Hady  

When children sing together in regular singing assemblies and annual performances they feel a sense of community and well-being. All year groups have the opportunity to put on their own annual performance which is largely music and singing based. We also hold an annual ‘Hady’s Got Talent’ competition where singing and music are prevalent. Children put their heart and soul into these performances and take great pride in performing to parents and the school/ local community.  

Year 4 children in our school are given the opportunity to learn a new instrument for free- this is led by a local community initiative; wider opportunities. We also welcome several music teachers from the local community who offer weekly violin and guitar lessons to our pupils.  

There are two choirs available to children at Hady; one which is more of a classical choir gives children the chance to audition or be offered the opportunity to join if they show musical talent or promise. This choir perform yearly at the Church of St Mary and All Saints. They also perform at a yearly community musical showcase at the Pomegranate Theatre. Children are also able to join our parent-led Hady Pop Choir, which has a more informal and fun feel.  

Diversity is a very relevant and important aspect of music at Hady as Cornerstones makes many cross cultural links. Children also listen to, and discuss world music at the beginning of each music assembly and are confident to discuss and evidence where in the world they think the music is from.  

The Cornerstones themed approach at Hady, alongside the Jolly Music scheme results in a fun, engaging, high-quality music education, that provides children with the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world. There are many cross curricular links to different cultures which enhances children’s tolerance and understanding.  

At Hady, children are encouraged to be as independent as possible and to improvise and compose their own music. Trial and error develops their resilience and they are asked to reflect on the ‘6 Rs’  at the end of every music lesson. Concentration, perseverance, imagination, co-operation, self-improvement and curiosity are all extremely prevalent in the way that music is delivered at our school.