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Music Overview

At Havelock Primary School we are enthusiastic about and committed to providing a music curriculum that engages and inspires children to develop a love of music, as well as their talent as musicians. Children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of styles, traditions, and musical genres.


A progressive approach to lessons ensures that children are given the opportunity to develop their critical engagement with music, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music. To increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement, children are given opportunities to perform to a variety of audiences.


The music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the weekly singing assemblies, various concerts and performances and the learning of instruments.


Through the musical programme Charanga (intertwined with the MMC), the music teacher can produce inclusive lessons for all children to access the musical curriculum in an engaging way, further promoting a love of learning.


We love singing at Havelock!

Every week, children have singing lessons by our music teacher, Miss Forty. They learn and sing a vast range of songs from Vera Lynn to Avicii to the Christmas classic of Carol of the Bells.

All this singing culminates to a Christmas and Summer Singing Concerts. All parents are invited to these and each year they get better and better. We list the songs on this page so children can learn at home and you can see what we are singing so keep an eye out.


Mrs. Rees, our headteacher, loves music so when she came to Havelock, she wanted every child involved in learning to sing and appreciate music.

Singing is at the heart of music tuition at Havelock. The whole school sings together weekly in phases, in class, in assemblies or at our end of term productions.

Our Christmas and end of year concerts display what the children have learned throughout the year. We are incredibly lucky to be supported by Ruth Fortey, our singing teacher, from Ealing Music Service. Miss Fortey also leads our choir, who are involved in Song Fest and Ealing Music Service concerts throughout the year.


The choir performs each year with the Featherstone Community Choir at the Remembrance Day Service at St Johns Church in Southall. In November 2018 they performed at the ‘Lest We Forget’ concert with many other schools from around the UK at the Birmingham NEC.

In addition to singing, we offer instrument tuition to children in KS2. Currently we offer mini-bassoon, and the recorder.


Children listen to and appraise a wide range of music from many different genres be this in class or the range of music that the children listen to in assemblies.

Every year we take part in Ealing’s World Music Festival. This year we had a KS2 djembe drum workshop culminating in a performance by year 3.


In 2017 we were first awarded the Music Mark by our Music hub as recognition of our commitment to music at Havelock and we have gained it every year since.