Music at Sir Henry Fermor School
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:
• Exploring and controlling pulse, rhythm, pitch, speed, loudness and sound quality through singing, body sounds (e.g. clapping) and percussion instruments
• Learning a range of cross curricular songs and hymns
• Learning to play melodic instruments
• Performing music to a wide variety of audiences
• Composing and inventing new music
• Listening and responding to a wide variety of musical performances both live and recorded
In addition to the weekly lessons in class, we are supported by the East Sussex Music School teachers who offer small group lessons within school time on instruments such as guitar, flute, fife, clarinet and violin.
All children in Year 3 are taught the recorder and begin to read and compose staff and other musical notation.
There are termly musical events when the children get the chance to perform live in front of an audience such as church festivals, carol singing, African drumming workshops and the end of year summer concert.
The children are able to join our flourishing school choir and exciting orchestra and perform at community events such as Sussex Day and the Summer Fair.