Music is an expressive language for individuals to use as a form of communication and teaching. As a positive art form it enhances the holistic development of children. Music has an excellent tradition in our school and we intend to continue this by seeking new and exciting opportunities for the children to develop their music skills, have access to quality contemporary instruments and regular lessons by teachers and music specialists.
The main aim of music in Lydiate Primary School is to enable all children to achieve their full potential; to adopt sensitivity to others; to enable all children to access a fully enriched music curriculum; to develop their understanding and enjoyment of music; to develop good quality listening skills which help all aspects of school life. We aim to deliver a music curriculum that increases self-confidence, curiosity, creativity, imagination and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement.
Our scheme is based around Charanga, a specialist and fully Ofsted compliant scheme of work developed by music experts and endorsed by Sefton Music Services. This scheme allows children to listen and appraise classic and contemporary music from around the world, as well as composing and performing their own pieces on instruments such as glockenspiels.
Children also have access to expert tutors in Djembe drums and Year 1-6 have lessons from a visiting tutor. We have access to tutors for guitar, and other instruments, and after a brief gap during lockdown, we are delighted to have a return to guitar lessons in the 2021/22 school year.
We love music at Lydiate Primary and welcome any queries or suggestions.