Lawn Primary School

Lawn Primary School

Aspiration, Adventure, Knowledge and Smiles

Looking forward to seeing children in Nursery and Years 1 - 6 on Thursday 2nd September.

High Street, Northfleet, Kent DA11 9HB

01474365303

Music

Music

"Music can change the world because it can change people".

(Bono)

Music has the potential to make a significant contribution to children's development, increasing confidence and self-esteem, developing leadership, promoting team-working, concentration and problem-solving skills, and developing identity and improving social cohesion with the school and wider community.  It is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.  A high-quality music education engages and inspires children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.  As children progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

(Plato)

 

Music is an integral and well-resourced part of life at Lawn Primary School.  Music lessons are fun and inspiring, engaging the children with songs, lyrics and movement.  We want children to be able, reflective and expressive, developing their own appreciation of music with the opportunities we provide as a school.  All children are actively encouraged and given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument whether it be within their music lessons, or within the weekly small group music lessons or in an after school music group.  Musical opportunities in school include weekly class music lessons, composer of the term, weekly singing, collective worship, after school club choir and after school club band.  Further to this, children have opportunities to take part in a variety of performances both within and beyond school including singing at community events and national events such as Young Voices.

We use the Charanga Scheme of Work which offers a topic based approach to support children's learning in music.  The scheme offers a practical, structured resource bank for teaching music and contains lessons, songs, warm-ups and a range of other musical activities that support every aspect of musical learning in the primary school.  A steady progression overview which links where possible to curriculum themes has been devised to ensure consistent musical development across each phase.  By using Charanga and the specialist music teaching within KS2 as the basis of our music curriculum, we can ensure that we are fulfilling the aims for musical learning.

"Ah music.  A magic beyond all we do here".

(J. K. Rowling)

 

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