‘Education isn’t just about feeding the brain…Art and Music feed the heart and soul’ – Julie Garwood
At Heyes Lane Primary School, Music learning follows the specifications of the National Curriculum, whereby we aim to develop a deeper understanding and curiosity of the subject. We believe that Music plays an integral role in helping the children to feel part of a community and the children are given opportunities to create, play, perform and enjoy music in the classroom and beyond. We use music to inspire an interest and curiosity for the subject in a range of music styles and traditions and use music to learn about other cultures, historical periods and genres.
Through listen and appraise activities, children are able to find music that they can take joy from throughout their lives as their tastes change and mature. They develop a firm understanding of music through listening, singing, playing, analysing and composing and we promote opportunities for children to progress to the next level of their creative excellence. Wider opportunities allow the children to develop their musicianship further through 1:1 tuition provided by Trafford Music Service and the Choir.
Making strong links with the local community allows children to showcase their learning whilst providing memorable experiences including; performances at Wyncourt Care Home, participation in the Timperley Village Christmas Light Switch On, performing at the Manchester Marathon and the opportunity to be part of a 10,000 strong choir at The Manchester Arena for the annual Young Voices Concert.