Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School

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Sir Henry Fermor

Church of England Primary School

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Music News

This term our school choir are learning the uplifting song "Believe" by Lin Marsh:

Choir Prom Praise 12th March 2024


The school choir took part in the Prom Praise for schools event at the Albert Hall.

We rehearsed for many weeks and then travelled by coach to join over 2000 other children to tell the story of David through drama and song.

It was an incredible experience and we all had a fantastic day!


Curriculum Information

We offer a high quality music education to engage and inspire pupils so that they develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, which increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.


The music curriculum for all year groups is made up of the following strands:

Understanding the dimensions of music: pulse, duration, rhythm, pitch, speed (tempo) loudness (dynamics), timbre, texture, structure through singing, body sounds and a variety of tuned and untuned percussion instruments.

Singing a range of cross-curricular songs and hymns, as part of the termly topics in class and in preparation for the various seasonal Christian festivals and monthly church services, as well as for the Key stage productions throughout the year.

Playing melodic instruments and experience of playing some orchestral instruments in class. The following are studied in more depth, paying attention to technique and quality of sound produced and as a way of developing an understanding of staff notation:

*Year 3 and 4 ( Descant recorder )

*Year 5 (Ukulele )

*Year 6 ( Keyboard )

 • Performing music to a wide variety of audiences with expression and confidence.

Composing and improvising new music to demonstrate an understanding of musical skills and themes.

Listening to and appraising a wide variety of musical performances from different genres, both live and recorded.


Each term, the curriculum is built around key skills and knowledge:

What do we know?

What can we do?

In addition to the weekly class lessons, we are supported by Create Music (the county music hub) and Red Butler teachers, who offer individual and small group lessons at school on the following instruments: guitar, flute, drums, recorder, clarinet, violin, piano, keyboard, trumpet and singing. We also offer iRock lessons where the child rehearse and perform in small bands.

Please click the links to register and apply, or contact the school office for more information.


There are various events throughout the year when the children get the chance to perform in front of an audience, such as school worships, church festivals, the carol service and the end of year summer concert.


Children also get the chance to experience live music as part of visits to school or trips to local concert venues. Recently, we hosted a professional jazz band and have had recruitment performances by the woodwind teacher and IRock bands during school worships.


We have a flourishing school choir, presently open to all children in Year 3-6, and a recorder club, again open to children from Year 3-6. We are hoping to start a school orchestra in Term 6. The choir performs regularly in school and in the wider community at events, such as the Christmas Fair, carol singing at local Nursing Homes and at the Summer Fair.

A particular highlight was performing at the Proms4Praise concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in March 2024.


Aims for the future are to further expand the musical opportunities available, including working towards a MusicMark, and to collaborate with other schools, where possible, in order to promote music and the performing arts at Fermor School. 

Useful documents


The school long term curriculum map is in the process of being updated in line with the Model Music Curriculum and the government's National Plan for Music Education. The new long term curriculum plan will be available to view here in Term 6 and will be taught across the school from September 2024.