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Vision Statement

By the time our children leave Hambleton School, we want all of them to have developed a love of music by performing, singing, composing, listening to and evaluating a wide range of music. We want every child to have the opportunity to learn an instrument and to build their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement by performing to audiences in and out of school. Our school Christian values of Creativity and Teamwork are deeply embedded in our Music provision.


Extra Opportunities

A choir club of Vibrant Voices, ‘VV’, is available for children in Year 4 –Year 6 on Wednesdays after school. A rich programme of singing opportunities are scheduled each year ranging from Sheffield Arena Young Voices concert in January, many and varied Big Sing events in Selby Abbey and participating high schools, carol singing in the local supermarkets and entertaining the older residents of several nursing homes in the local area, composing our own school song with a music and performing arts specialist to joining up with Opera North to perform an Opera in Leeds Town Hall this coming June, just to name a few!  All children in Key Stage Two have the opportunity to perform on our school stage at Christmas in a Christmas performance ranging from Pantomimes to traditional Christmas tales and even our youngest children in the Reception class perform their very own story and sing to their families on the stage in the run up to Christmas. Over the past eight years school have committed to providing all Year 5 children with instrumental tuition and each have an orchestral instrument to take home for the whole year (these lessons are taught each week by specialised instrumental teachers). A recorder group for Key Stage 2 children meet regularly after school and perform during assemblies for the school. All children in school participate in singing in our local church throughout the year during various Christian festivals. By the time our children leave Hambleton, they will have all received some sort of extra musical opportunity additional to that in the curriculum.


Planning and Coverage

All teaching staff provide quality music provision across the school, derived from the National Curriculum and supplemented with our own small steps progression. Each child has the opportunity to compose and perform, play tuned and un-tuned instruments, sing songs and listen with concentration to a range of live and recorded music. All children in the school participate in whole school singing, every Thursday morning, led by the music co-ordinator.


Statement from the music co-ordinator – Singing is our birth right and turns out to be an all-round well-being booster and to this end it is a highly valued part of our ethos at Hambleton School. Research in England by the Sing Up team suggests that being able to sing confidently is likely to bring about wider benefits. People who can competently sing can demonstrate greater self-esteem and an increased sense of social inclusion alongside benefits to positive psychological impacts such as improved mood and lower stress levels.


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