Music at Rose Hill Primary School
“Music was my first love and it will be my last.” (John Miles 1976)
My name is Mrs Hughes and I am the subject leader for music. My love of music began many years ago and I love listening to music and going to hear a range of musicians live.
I am passionate about children being given the opportunity to develop their understanding and skills all areas of music, from appraising to composing as well as performing and evaluating from their very first day at school. At Rose Hill, music plays an important part in our curriculum and we follow the Charanga scheme of work. You can view this here:
As part of this the children have access to YUMU. This is a safe online space where children can go to learn, explore and develop playing and musicianship skills. In addition to this we incorporate music into our termly topics. For example, the children have learnt about the Samba style and then created their own Samba beats which can be found in the photo section on this page. So why is music important? There are thousands of studies that have identified the different benefits music has. Some of these benefits are listed below.
- Promoting mental health and well being
- Connecting communities (national anthems, hymns…)
- Lowering anxiety
- Reducing stress
- Securing attachments (lullabies and nursery rhymes)
- Improving memory
- Encourages and develops teamwork.
Children are taught to listen and appraise different works from a variety of eras and styles, from music around the world, Baroque to Ballads, Swing to Soul as well as many other. They are supported to compose their own pieces as a group or individually which they then perform. There is a great value placed on school performances and these are encouraged by all of the staff who work here.
I look forward to seeing the children develop their love of music and their enjoyment and appreciation of different genres and musicians.