Music is part of our DNA at Henham. We recognise the huge benefits it brings to the children in terms of enhancing learning, concentration and dexterity. Also, we place great importance on the fun and sense of achievement it provides and the confidence it builds.
Part of everyday
Music in its various forms is woven into our curriculum and day-to-day learning.
Musical productions are a regular feature in our school calendar with each year group performing in a show at some point during the academic year. For the younger children, it’s a Christmas-themed play. For our older children, it’s a summer performance.
Class sharing assemblies also happen termly. This often includes a musical element! Friends and family are invited to attend.
At Henham, we are very privileged to have skilled staff, parents and peripatetic teachers who enable us to offer the children so many opportunities.
Choir runs as a lunchtime club and is open to all. The children sing a wide range of new and familiar songs and have various opportunities to perform through the year.
We are fortunate enough to have our own school Orchestra. The Orchestra is run by Mrs Kadir, who is also our brass teacher. The children practise together once a week and enjoy regular performances at our fetes, bazaars and special assemblies.
As well as offering one-to-one brass lessons, children at Henham can also learn the guitar, piano, drums and various string and wind instruments, including recorder. If your child is interested, please speak to Mrs Hipperson or Mrs Nicholls in the office.
Children have the opportunity to perform in Music Showcases to the school throughout the year. Anyone who wishes to take part can do so, whether they learn their instrument in or out of school. Children who enjoy singing also showcase their talents and the confidence gained by the children from such opportunities is immeasurable.
Our children have also had some fantastic opportunities to take part in charity massed choir events at famous venues such as The Barbican and The Royal Albert Hall. This is a hugely memorable experience for the children, staff and spectating families.
One for the grown ups in our school community or perhaps those who prefer not to play an instrument or sing (or just like to show off!). This is one of our big annual fundraisers. The event is put together and delivered by our Deputy Head Teacher, Bex Carter. Last year the event raised a fabulous amount and we look forward to repeating the fun next academic year.