“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.”
William J. Clinton
At Harris Primary Academy Kenley, we believe that music is a powerful and unique form of communication. Every pupil has the entitlement to a stimulating, fulfilling, informative and instructive musical curriculum. Music is a vehicle for expression and can provide support in children’s development. Furthermore, music allows us to celebrate the culture and society we live in and support tolerance of others’ opinions and beliefs.
Through our curriculum, we want to provide children with opportunities to create, play, perform and enjoy music while developing the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms and begin to judge the quality of music. We encourage children to participate in a wide variety of musical experiences to build up the confidence of all children. We firmly believe in the importance of singing in music lessons and as such it supports learning about the structure and organisation of music.
Our music curriculum is in line with the new National Curriculum and is adapted to each class to ensure children learn music in a meaningful context. As the children progress through the school, they learn the recorder with their class, as well as using a wide range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments.
It is of fundamental importance that children have the opportunity to access a range of extra-curricular music activities to support their musical development. We currently offer violin and piano lessons at HPAK.
HF Curriculum Lead - Miss S French
HPAK Curriculum Lead - Miss S Buck
HPAK Music Lead - Mrs S Doku