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Christmas songs

Here are the children performing their Christmas songs Christmas Songs – Hendal Primary School

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   Our Music leaders are Miss Godfrey and Mrs Bentham

Curriculum Statement of Intent for Music

At Hendal, we provide a high quality music education which enables children to develop a love of music whilst increasing self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. Our aim is to provide a high quality music education that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and nurtures their talent as musicians.
Through our scheme (Charanga Musical School) and topic work, pupils have the opportunity to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. They learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others and also have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

In KS1, the children enjoy singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They have the opportunity to play both tuned and percussion instruments which they use to create, select and combine sounds. They also listen and move to a wide range of music.

Children in KS2 build on the skills acquired in KS1 so that, by the end of year 6, they sing and play with increasing control and self-confidence. They deepen their understanding of music in the world and the significance of music through history. Children are encouraged to explore their own musical preferences and discuss these with confidence.

All children take part in weekly singing lessons which contribute to our Harvest, Christmas and Easter celebrations. Our Christmas and end of year performances provide an opportunity for the children to share their work in music with parents, governors and other friends of the school.

Please click the link to view the content and progression of Music.

Music content and progression.

















Curriculum drivers Music

Music Website for children

Online xylophone – Xylo – Online Xylophone (

Click below to open songs to play.







More song can be found at – Singing Bell

Virtual Musical Instruments – Virtual Musical Instruments online 

Classics for Kids

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

BBC’s Play It!

Get started with Play It! and explore the different elements that make up a song, play or clap along with the music and make then listen back to your own version of songs

Fun and educational music games online. An excellent way to engage kids of all ages with free music games for kids.

Holy Mole

It’s a Mexican Mole Fiesta! Test your listening skills with Holy Mole

Monkey Sing, Monkey Doh!

Catch a falling banana and put it in your monkey pocket! Train your ears with Monkey Sing, Monkey Doh!

Weather Wise!

Notedrops keep falling on your head! Catch the right ones to complete the music!

Rhythm Bandit!

Try your hand at our one armed rhythm bandit! Get your note values into shape in this great new game!

Further websites and app information for music can be find by clicking on the link below.

Online Music Education Games

Junior Jam – Year 3 African Drumming lessons

In the African drumming lessons children are introduced to the music of a different culture. The lessons teach the children a little bit of history of the Djembe and how the drums are made, information about the countries themselves and how to play the basic hits and rhythms. The lessons are hands-on with all children having the opportunity to play the drums, both as part of the group and in a solo capacity. Children learn how to hold the Djembe correctly to play it, as well as the three main hits, bass, tone and slap.

Junior Jam – Year 1 BoomWhackers

Children learn a new instrument in a fun, creative and inventive way. Children get the opportunity to play in different parts of the Boomwhackers’ orchestra to see where they prefer to be. Every song is taught using colour coordinated notes, allowing children who struggle to read from a stave to still participate easily. KS2 students will be encouraged to use their music theory knowledge to read the notated music and write and record compositions.













Sing Up Day 2021

Year 3 Caribbean Workshop….

Ukulele Lessons…


Learning to play an instrument…