Music

Music
Music at Highfield Middle School is planned in conjunction with PCHS to ensure the best possible transition to Year 9 and readiness for GCSE study.  Music is taught in three different units of work for each year group and all the skills of performing, composing and appraising are taught through these units which also have carefully planned assessment opportunities.  Units are planned to ensure progression through each year and between years.  We place a huge emphasis on practical music making and have a well equipped department to enable this. 
 
In addition to curricular music, we provide many opportunities for our pupils to perform in school, in the community and in concert halls (such as Sage Gateshead and Newcastle City Hall).  Pupils may choose to take instrumental lessons on an instrument of their choice with lessons provided by visiting teachers from Music Partnership North.  These lessons are voluntary and are paid for by parents or carers of the children.  A letter goes home at the end of every term to invite pupils to take lessons for the next term.  For further information about this, please contact lyndsay.gibson@highfield.northumberland.sch.uk
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