‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.’
DfE, National Curriculum (2014)
At Lyme, music plays a big part in our day-to-day lives and taught through our topic work. We also offer all children the opportunity to play musical instruments (whole class recorder teaching in Year 2 and whole class brass tuition in Year 4) If children show a particular interest in these lessons, we offer them the opportunity to have extra-curricular recorder (Mrs Brooks) or brass lessons (Mr Chadwick – Valley Brass) free of charge. From Year 2, pupils are taught to read formal notation and this is built upon throughout KS2.
In addition to instrument tuition, we also provide many singing opportunities in which children are encouraged to apply the musical parameters taught in curriculum music. Our choir performs regularly and for different audiences.