We are proud of the curriculum we offer our children, and music plays an important part in our day. Classes listen to music when they work, when they come in to start their day, and as they enter our hall for collective worship.
We sing songs every time we meet together, and for some of the key moments in the day. We sing grace before going for lunch, and use instruments to help us express ourselves.
A video clip of us singing for the Hormead Over 60s group in December 2015
Singing is really important to us, and we love learning new songs. We find lots of interesting songs about our daily life in school and at home. We have sung traditional songs, songs about learning, nature and science, and silly songs/rhymes too.
Hormead School Ukulele Orchestra
In January 2016, we launched an ambitious project to teach every child in our school a musical instrument. We chose the Ukulele and the Friends and Parents of Hormead School supported us by buying every child their own instrument.
Each week, the children in KS2 have a Ukulele lesson. They cover the skills of playing, reading music, listening to music and exploring the history of the Ukulele. We play at our whole school events, such as our church services.
A number of parents asked about how they can help their child learn, so a Parent Workshop was held. The Powerpoint is below.