At Lydd Primary School, music is taught in weekly lessons from Year 1 up; EYFS also access music weekly in their child-initiated learning. Children at Lydd have the opportunity to experience the power of music to enhance their lives and enrich the curriculum through being able to listen to and appreciate different genres of music from all around the world, and by seeing how music has had an impact on the course of history.
At Lydd Primary School, children have the opportunity to explore and play a range of different musical instruments. As they progress through the school, children will develop their understanding of key musical vocabulary, gain a basic knowledge of composers and musicians and be able to develop their own musical tastes. Not only this, but they will gain an appreciation for music and become composers and performers themselves.
At Lydd Primary School, children build upon the three key areas of listening, making music and performing across Key Stage 1 and 2, developing their knowledge of musical terminology. The whole school follows the Charanga scheme, which follows the pattern of: listen and appraise, sing, play instruments, compose, improvise and perform, which is in line with the National Curriculum objectives.
In Key Stage 1, children use body percussion and a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments to complement the scheme. In Key Stage 2, children also receive brass lessons (Year 4) and develop their understanding of musical notation.
It is our aim to give the children at Lydd Primary School opportunities to hear live music performed by Kent-based musicians each year and to have the opportunity to respond to what they have experienced. Additionally, we are planning on enrichment activities for each year group to deepen their musical experiences and understand the connection between music and the world around us.
At Lydd Primary School, there is an opportunity for children to have lessons in a musical instrument of their choice. Currently, we have children learning the piano, keyboard, drums and guitar with Mr Watts from Make Time For Music. We are also planning to offer extra-curricular music-based clubs such as choir and recorders in the future.
Due to an energetic and exciting approach to music at Lydd Primary School, children are engaged and inspired and develop a love of music. Children develop their creativity and talent as musicians and their team-work skills are enhanced through group-based work and performances. Their self-confidence and sense of achievement is greatly enhanced through their collaborations with each other and their performances.