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. We learn about different composers and genre's of music. 

Throughout the year we listen to different genre's of music including; Western classical music (baroque, classical, romanticism and modernism), Jazz, Blues, Soul, contemporary music and we listen to music from around the world.
In term 6 pupils get the opportunity to choose the assembly music.

 Click here to find out about this term's music.


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. [Link coming soon]


Year Performance

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


Singing Assemblies

Children attend weekly singing assemblies.

During the assemblies children learn how to warm up their voices and how to position themselves when singing. 

Children work on new songs each week and practise different skills. They learn how to use expression and articulation when we sing and how to use dynamics.


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.




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


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