Music at Ladybridge
At Ladybridge Primary School, we believe that every child is musical; we seek to develop our children’s creativity and sensitivity to music in its various forms. Children are actively involved in singing individually and as part of ensembles and choirs; listening to music, composing music and performing music in class lessons and whole school presentations. Our Music curriculum is inclusive; all children will learn to play an instrument and will take part in performances at school and venues such as the Town Hall.
As an ‘In Harmony’ school it is our intention that all children learn to play an instrument such as a violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion or brass and take part in the school orchestra. This will be inclusive of all abilities and will not incur a cost to any family.
Our Music curriculum is spiral and develops a progression of skills from EYFS to year 6 and includes all interrelated aspects of musical understanding, skills and performance. Online resources such as Churranga support the delivery of skills. Children have a music lesson and a key stage collective singing lesson every week. On Wednesday all children in Key Stage 2 have small group instrumental lessons, followed by a whole school orchestra practise session at the end of the school day. Children in the EYFS and KS1 have class lessons. These lessons are delivered by qualified music teachers from Stockport Music Service. In addition to this children can also learn to play the guitar or ukulele.
As children develop the range of musical skills they become confident music readers, performers and composers, they can express their taste in music and can describe musical styles over time. Children confidently perform individually, in groups and as a whole school on a regular basis. Children are invited to join local bands and choirs.