Highburton CE (VC) First School



Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. (Aristotle)


Music is an integral part of school life at Highburton First School.  Every class receives one music lesson a week from a specialist music teacher.  

In Reception and Year 1 music teaching and learning is covered through singing so that children can immediately be music makers, without the demands of learning to play an instrument.  Year 2 children also learn through song but are given the added opportunity of reading a score to play miniature hand bells.

In KS2 all our children are given the opportunity to play a woodwind (recorder), string (ukulele) and brass instrument (cornet, baritone, trombone), learning to read music notation, make musical decisions and generally enjoy making lots of musical noise!

There are many opportunities for our children to perform to an audience as they progress through school.  Please enjoy some of the talented performances seen every week in the classroom by clicking on the links below.


2015 - 2016

Reception - First Solos & Songs

Year 1 - Question & Answer Rhythms

Year 2 - Walking the Pulse

Year 3 - Recorders First Blow

Year 4 - First Chords & Songs

Year 5 - The Very First Attempts





2014 - 2015

Reception - performing actions to match the pitch

Reception - Parent visit 28.4.15


Year 1 - Combining beat and rhythm

Year 1 - Parent visit 29.4.15


Year 2 - Playing bells and following a score

Year 2 - Ostinato duets

Year 2 - Parent visit 29.4.15


Year 3 - Chicken cluck waddle/Chicka Hank Performance

Year 3 - Graphic Scores


Year 4 - Tenessee Wig-Walk Performance


Year 5 - Rondo compositions


Choir - Mary's Song


Whole school - Easter Service

Year 4/5 Viking assembly