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The Subject Leader is Miss. Charlotte Hutchinson.


Our Vision

Our vision for music is that every child is provided with a solid foundation in musical skills and we aspire to build every child’s love of music through high quality musical experiences, both within and outside the school environment. Learning music develops all aspects of a child’s learning from the physical action of using an instrument to the mathematical skills needed to keep a pulse. At Fairhaven we provide every child with high quality music lessons, enrichment activities and opportunities outside the school. We aim for every child to leave Fairhaven with an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Our Music Curriculum 


Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality musical 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 (DFE, 2014).


The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


At Fairhaven, we strive to give all our children a high quality music education enabling them to experience different forms of music. The children develop their musical knowledge and skills not just as a whole class, they also have the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments (such as the guitar, brass, keyboard, violin, singing) in small groups or on an individual basis. 

Overview of Learning

Pupil Voice - The Children's Opinions of Music at Fairhaven

Music Curriculum (Whole School)