Music can be found throughout the school week in each year group at Hannah More. We believe in using and teaching music not only develops children’s creativity but also as a way to express their feelings. There are discrete music lessons but it is also woven in throughout the week in our assemblies and performances across the year.


Assembly Music

Each week a new song is chosen and played at the beginning all assemblies during the week. This gives children the opportunity to hear music and instruments they wouldn’t usually listen to or see. Click here to find out about this term's music.

In term 1 & 2 we listen to Western classical music.
In term 3 & 4 we listen to Music from around the world.
In term 5 we listen to Jazz
In term 6 we listen to current popular music and pupil favorites!



Class Teaching 

Each year group is taught music for 1 term. These lessons are separate to the enquiries. Some year groups also teach additional music lessons which link to their enquiries. See ‘Music Curriculum at Hannah More’ below for more information about what is taught in music lessons.


Year Performance

Every class practises and performs a play once a year. These plays consist of songs to sing and melodies to learn.


Class Songs

Due to the Pandemic unfortunately it is not safe for classes to sing.

After the Pandemic,  each year group will learn to sing one or two songs per term. The songs they will learn have a theme which matches their enquiry topic.

Singing allows children to develop their auracy skills, pronouciation and speech, confidence and performance stamina. Songs support children to memorise and consolidate learning in class.


Steel Drum Lessons in Year 4

Children in Year 4 are taught Steel Drum. In these lessons they learn rhythms (supporting counting and dividing skills) and melodies.


Singing Assemblies

Due to the Pandemic unfortunately it is not safe for Singing Assemblies to take place.

Before the Pandemic all children would attend singing assemblies where they practised old songs and learnt new songs as well as how to warm up their voices. In the EYFS & KS1, children became of melodies that rise and fall. They also learnt how to use expression and articulation when we sing. In KS2 we focused on how to use dynamics when singing and learnt the Italian musical vocabulary.



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Hannah More Primary School, New Kingsley Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0LT


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