Mrs. Rees loves music so when she came to Havelock she wanted every child involved in learning to sing and appreciate music.
Singing is at the heart of music tuition at Havelock. The whole school sings together weekly in phases, in class, in assemblies or at our end of term productions.
Our Christmas and end of year concerts showcase what the children have learned throughout the year. We are very lucky to be supported by Ruth Fortey, our singing teacher, from Ealing Music Service. Miss Fortey also leads our choir, who are involved in Song Fest and Ealing Music Service concerts throughout the year.
The choir performs each year with the Featherstone Community Choir at the Remembrance Day Service at St Johns Church in Southall. In November 2018 they performed at the ‘Lest We Forget’ concert with many other schools from around the UK at the Birmingham NEC.
In addition to singing we offer instrument tuition to children in KS2. Currently we offer mini-bassoon, recorder and the harmonica. All children in Year 4 are given the opportunity to learn the ukulele.
Children listen to and appraise a wide range of music from many different genres be this in class or the range of music that the children listen to in assemblies.
Every year we take part in Ealing’s World Music Festival. This year we had a KS2 djembe drum workshop culminating in a performance by year 3.
In 2017 we were awarded the Music Mark by our Music hub as recognition of our commitment to music at Havelock
Please click here to listen to the middle phase singing ‘Calon Lan’ in Welsh at our 2017 summer concert.