Music is a language. Every culture makes music which speaks to us in different ways; it creates strong feelings, builds memories and ignites passion. All children at Lawn will appreciate the language of music by learning about and listening to the music of great composers. All children in foundation stage and KS1 learn about rhythm and pitch by singing songs and melodies. When children start Year 2 they are given a school recorder that they can keep throughout their years at Lawn. All children from year 2 to Year 6 are given lessons each week on the recorder, which gives them the opportunity to experiment with the sounds they make and to experience the joy of learning to play as a group, to listen to rhythm, read musical notations and to evaluate compositions. Children at Lawn initially start on the descant recorder, which then leads onto the Treble and Tenor recorder. When children reach year 6 they have the opportunity to perform at the Woodville Halls in Gravesend together with other schools in the area.
All children are given professional singing lessons, giving them the experience of singing as a collective group. We have a music club which is offered to all children in KS1. Any child in KS2 can belong to the school choir. The choir sing at many community venues in the area. They have the opportunity to sing at the Woodville Halls in July together with other children from local schools. Every two years the choir attends the Young Voices event at the O2.