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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’


KS1 - Rhythm and Beats

Lower KS2 - Rhythm and Beats

Upper KS2 - Rhythm and Beat

Music plays an important part of life at Harthill Primary School. As well as weekly music sessions, we encourage children to take part in community singing events. Each year we perform a range of songs at our local church for events such as Harvest... just ask the children about 'conkers' and they'll break into song.


Music is taught in all classes as part of the Early Years or National Curriculum entitlement.  Our children learn to play instruments including the glockenspiel and percussion. In addition, Music Apps on the iPad are also used for learning songs and notation. They explore how music is put together whilst learning key terms such as tempo, dynamics and pitch.

We encourage our musicians (children whom play an instrument with one of our peripatetic teachers or out of school lessons) to play their instrument as an introduction to our Friday Celebration Assembly. This builds the confidence of our budding musicians, and is a great way for the whole-school to appreciate live music.

One of our parent volunteers teaches the recorder to pupils in Year 3. This consists of a weekly session in small groups. 


The same parent volunteer also runs an after-school choir for our KS2 children. 


If you are a parent volunteer of our school and play an instrument, please get in touch with Mrs. Thompson if you are keen to perform your instrument to our lovely audience.