Ashbourne Hilltop
Primary and Nursery School

with ERS Provision

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'Music is the greatest communication in the world.  Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.'  Lou Rawls


At Ashbourne Hilltop Primary School we believe that music should always be an enjoyable experience and will include performance, both vocal and instrumental, composing, listening and appraising.  We believe that music should be taught both as a discrete subject, and to enrich and inform other curriculum areas by using a cross-curricular topic approach wherever possible.  Children learn an instrument through the Derbyshire Music Partnership Wider Opportunities Scheme in Year 3.  Peripatetic lessons are also available in a variety of instruments.  All children have the opportunity to participate in a production during the year.


Key Stages 1 and 2 Music National Curriculum