At Haseltine we value music because it is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act.

An integral part of culture, past and present

It enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world. The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality.

It encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur music-making, both individual and communal, thereby developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic awareness, sensitivity and fulfilment.

Instrumental Lessons and Choirs

We encourage children, especially those in KS2, to learn a musical instrument. Children are taught by qualified tutors in a range of instruments: guitar, ukulele, violin, cello, drums, recorder and clarinet and have the opportunity to hire an instrument. Children who are entitled to free school meals are able to do this without charge.

We have separate KS1 and KS2 choirs plus a range of instrumental ensembles including samba band, string ensemble and rock band. All our ensembles perform regularly both in school at events organised by Lewisham Music Service. Our music clubs are free of charge to everyone.

View Haseltine’s Music Curriculum below.

Girl playing clarinet
Girl playing guitar