At Lawley Primary School, we believe that Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We provide opportunities for all children to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
Lawley Primary School uses the Charanga Musical School Scheme, which has also been adopted by Telford and Wrekin. Charanga Musical School provides an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
All resources/materials have been reviewed with equal opportunities in mind. Pupils will be encouraged to value social and cultural diversity through musical experiences. Charanga ensures a wide and diverse range of listening and appraising experiences for the children.
Music in the Foundation Stage
In reception classes, children also follow the Charanga, which explores and supports the Early Learning goals for music learning. It includes a variety of adult-led and child-led activities delivered through planning and play. All of the musical learning is based around nursery rhymes and action songs.
Young Voices – the largest school choir in the world!
All of our Year 4 and Year 6 children take part in Young Voices each year. The Young Voices experience is not simply a children’s choir concert, these are the largest children’s choir concerts in the world.
Our children perform alongside 5,000-8,000 other children as a single choir to capacity audiences of family and friends at Resorts World Arena, Birmingham. They perform with a live orchestra, professional conductor and alongside incredible artists (most notably Tony Hadley!).
Lawley Primary works in conjunction with the Rocksteady Primary Programme to offer children the opportunity to participate in this music experience. It is proven to progress musicianship, confidence and teamwork skills with no prior experience necessary. Rocksteady Band Leaders are extensively trained musicians who know how to inspire a life-long love of playing music. Children can choose from the electric guitar, keyboard, drums or vocals and enjoy playing in a happy, supportive environment with their friends. With termly concerts, children are able to show off their progress to friends, teachers and parents with the rest of their band. Rock Steady is an extra-curricular opportunity at an affordable cost for parents/carers.
The children have the opportunity to access to a variety of tuned and untuned percussion instruments and peripatetic teachers from the Telford and Wrekin Music Service. This is an extra-curricular opportunity at an affordable cost for parents/carers.