Working with children at Hackney New Primary School

In October, Katie and Alice visited Hackney New Primary School to work with children from reception and year 1 classes. The children and staff have just moved into their new building which was under construction during the past two years whilst the school were in temporary accommodation.

Children in the Hackney New Primary School playground

Hackney New Primary School are a unique school who put music at the core of their curriculum for all children, starting in reception at ages 4-5 years. 

KS1 student during a music class

Alice and Katie have been asked to evaluate the impact that the daily music training is having on the children’s development across the primary years.
During this months visit, the team began this work by piloting two different aspects of evaluation: understanding the musical curricular and working on new ways of measuring children’s musical skills between ages 4-6 years.

A year 1 student with his violin

This research will continue over the coming years. Updates and findings will be published here – please sign up to our newsletter to keep up-to-date!