Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Sarginson, Mrs Hill or Mrs Dixon
Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
During their time at Hopwood, all children also spend time learning an instrument within the music curriculum through Whole Class Instrumental Projects, funded by school. Currently, all pupils in Year 3 learn to play the ukulele and Year 4 learn to play the violin. This involves reading basic notation, performing together as a group and performances for parents.
We have a wide range of music lessons, including keyboard, guitar, drums, woodwind, brass, strings and ukulele! We currently have 66% of our KS2 pupils learning to play a musical instrument - which is fantastic!
The school uses its Pupil Premium Funding to pay for instrumental tuition for those eligible pupils who wish to learn an instrument.
Enrichment opportunities include whole school music workshops. Recently, we have enjoyed playing African drums, learning African rhythms and songs.
We maximise opportunities to enrich music and fulfil our experience promise.
Year 6 enjoy trips to watch the Halle orchestra perform at the Bridgewater Hall.
Assembly music covers a separate era or genre of music each half term, ranging from classical, programme, modern and popular music. this year we are listening to compositions by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Holst, Gershwin and The Beatles.
Our Wall Art makes the children aware of a variety of musical genres, which they might also encounter.
The children showcase their musical achievements through class assemblies, school performances and community events.
Class assemblies allow the children to show case their learning journey to family and friends. Music, song and dance play a major part in these.