Music is a key element of both the curriculum and general school life at Ashton Hayes Primary School. With weekly singing assemblies in both KS1 and KS2, all children are given the opportunity to enjoy singing and performing as part of a large group.
Whole class ensemble teaching of brass instruments in Year 5/6 give each child the chance to learn a tuned instrument, begin to read music and to explore the creative opportunities that are available to musicians. Parents can also choose for their children to learn a specific instrument during the school day - children can learn the piano, guitar and a number of other instruments.
The curriculum across the school uses the platform ‘Charanga’ and has an excellent focus on world music, providing the opportunity for children to appreciate the cultural and regional variations in music and the role that music can play in different societies.
The school choir sing at a number of events to involve the children in the wider school community and to share the enjoyment of group singing with other local school choirs at events such as Sing the Christmas Story and Young Voices.