From their first experience of playing percussion instruments in Nursery, children at Hayes School will start to learn the evaluation, composition and performance skills that they will build upon year on year (including notation) until, in Years 5 & 6, they will get the chance to perform at concerts / festivals. This will be on our unique and celebrated combination of marimbas and steel pans. Singing is also central to the school's ethos and children at Hayes School become competent, 'awe-inspiring' singers by the time they leave (we recently were awarded the 'Sing Up' Gold Award). The children will have numerous opportunities to perform in several plays / shows as they progress through the school. Under the new curriculum, children will also learn to appreciate & understand a wide range of musical genres, including works of the great composers.