Ickleford Primary

Instrumental Music Lessons 

Class Curriculum Lessons

Music plays an important role in the life of Ickleford Primary School where each class is routinely and regularly taught music. Through our bespoke scheme of work, the children have the opportunity to explore, experiment and improvise with instruments and voices. They learn songs and perform them, often with instrumental accompaniment. They also compose their own music,  rehearse it and learn how to evaluate it. The children are taught how to listen attentively and  respond to music from a wide range of history and diverse cultures. We routinely invest in a wide variety of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments.

Every year KS 2 work collaboratively on a school production which always includes a strong musical element with songs from different genres. Past productions included songs ranging from: WWII songs, film tunes, songs from musicals, soul and reggae music.

To extend the learning of music outside the classroom, we also have two thriving choirs, who perform in a variety of concerts throughout the year, including music festivals with other local schools and a large gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall. 

In addition, Year 3 participates in a First Access Scheme where they are taught the recorder by the school music lead for the year, financially supported by the PTA. This may encourage the children to join the new recorder club for Year 4 or pursue another instrument in or out of school.

Recorders 2022


Instrumental Music Lessons in School

For families who wish to invest in instrumental lessons for their child, we also offer a variety of visiting specialist instrumental tuition including: brass, woodwind, violin, guitar, cello, piano and voice through the Herts Music Service. Please see the link below to explore lesson types, costings, availability, and registering interest for your child.



A Group Trumpet Lesson


Royal Albert Hall Music Gala 2022The 2020 Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala celebrated the music making in primary and secondary schools across Hertfordshire at the Royal Albert Hall. Ickleford pupils past and present performed in the primary and secondary schools massed choir and Hertfordshire’s School’s Symphony Orchestra. Highlights included arrangements of Reach for the Stars (S Club 7), Happy (Pharrell Williams) and Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars.