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Alderman Richard HallamPrimary School


2017/2018 LETTERS

Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School Music Provision


The aim of the new music curriculum will be to ensure that all of the pupils have an equal opportunity to access lessons with a music specialist, be it Miss Tooth or a visiting teacher from the Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub


All pupils will learn about music through:

  1. Performing – singing and playing instruments;
  2. Composing - making up their own music;
  3. Listening and appraising – listening to a wide variety of music and talking about it!


Through the above the pupils will also learn about ‘The Great Composers’, introduced as part of the new Primary Curriculum 2014.


We will also continue our links with other schools and will make greater links with Beaumont Leys Secondary School where pupils from each school will be able to come together to perform to each other and to work together to develop their musical skills.



Reception children will have 20-30 minutes of music each week.


Year 1

Year 1 children will have 30-40 minutes of music each week.


Year 2

Year 2 children will have 30-40 minutes of music each week.


Year 3

Year 3 pupils will have 45 minutes of music each week. They will learn to play the recorder as their main instrument, but will also incorporate other instruments such as hand percussion (hand drums, triangles, maracas etc) into their performances.


Year 4                                   

Year 4 pupils will learn to play the djembe drums, taught by a specialist teacher from the Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub.


Year 5

Year 5 pupils will learn to play the Steel Pans. The steel pan groups at ARH have been some of the best in the City and we are sure this will continue year on year! Pupils took part in a Panjam on Saturday 4th July 2015 at Crown Hills Community College.


Year 6

Year 6 pupils will have 60 minutes of music each week.


Music clubs

These will be developed during the year and will be reviewed to gauge their suitability and success. Please see the document at the top of the page for current music clubs.


Breakfast club

As part of the breakfast club there will be music activities for the pupils to take part in Mondays and Fridays. These may include activities in the dining hall or using the outdoor musical instruments, weather permitting. 


Useful sites


KS1 BBC Bitesize Music


KS2 BBC Bitesize Music


BBC Music Makers Professor Allegro’s World of Music