We believe Music is a powerful and unique form of communication which enhances and enriches our children’s lives. Music can become a lifelong companion, matching our moods and opening up the world of our imagination.

At Lady Katherine Leveson Primary School, our music education encourages and develops pupils’ understanding, enjoyment and sensitivity to all types of music through an active involvement in, composing, performing, listening and appraising.

Children have a range of musical experiences, enhanced by participation in Music Express and by taking part in musical opportunities throughout their time at our school.

Our Year 4 children have weekly brass lessons with a peripatetic music teacher. They have a wonderful opportunity to perform at Warwick Art Centre during the Spring term. We enjoy seeing them perform to the school throughout the year and the children take great pride in their work.

In addition to this, all KS2 children are offered the opportunity to take additional music lessons with peripatetic teachers during the school day. Please note that there is an additional charge for these lessons.

We have a wonderful school choir which is open to all of our KS2 pupils. They perform at various school events throughout the year. The choir have even performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London. During this academic year they will be performing at Young Voices.

KS1 have the opportunity to learn to play the recorder.

We now have a dedicated music room which all classes access regularly.

In KS1 children are taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

In KS2 children are taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.

Subject Lead: Miss Welland