Nafferton Primary School

"Where Childhood Matters"

01377 254307

Westgate, Nafferton, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4LJ

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Music at Nafferton

From Mrs Elgun, subject lead:


The music curriculum at Nafferton Primary school aims to develop, engage, inspire and foster creativity through opportunities in and outside the classroom.

We are a singing and performing school, where students perform regularly throughout the academic year including Harvest Festival, Remembrance Service, Nativity and Easter Celebration. Along with this the whole school enjoy weekly hymn practice and songs in keeping with the seasons and school calendar.

The opportunity to develop their musical performance and creativity begins in foundation and builds throughout their school journey. From Year 2 onwards each year group receives a wider musical opportunity for the duration of a term. This begins with ocarina lessons in Year 2, recorder playing in Year 3, and ukulele and steel pan lessons in Year 5 and 6.

We are delighted to offer a bespoke partnership with Hull University in Year 4 as children learn to sing Chinese and are involved in a Chinese Whispers concert at Hull University.

Alongside singing, performing and musical opportunities we offer weekly choir practice for key stage 2 pupils, where pupils engage in performance opportunities in the wider community throughout the academic year, as well as a Musical Theatre Group, which accumulates in a musical show in the spring term.

As Naffertonians we take inspiration from the great American cellist.

‘Music enhances the education of our children by making them make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education’

Yo-Yo Ma

Chinese Whispers Concert at Hull University

Rehearsal of Chinese Whispers Concert