To engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music by: critically engaging with various genres, historical periods, styles and traditions of music; building confidence and skills when performing both with voice and with a range of instruments; creatively responding to music by composing original and interpretive pieces.
All children take part in music lessons as part of the curriculum. They are taught to sing, to play simple percussion instruments and compose music. Children in all years also receive specialist tuition for part of the year from 'Inspiring Music' the Bedfordshire Music Hub, with children from Reception to Year 4 receiving the majority of their music sessions taught by specialists and children in Years 5 and 6 receiving a term of specialist instrumental tuition. Across the years, children will experience a wide range of specialisms. This ranges from singing and percussion, to instrumental tuition.
We use the Charanga music scheme and other resources to enhance this area of the curriculum, where required.
The opportunity to perform to parents and the community, enhances the music curriculum for all children, with children in Years 3 and 4 taking part in annual performances alongside pupils from other schools. Year 6 take part in the 'Sing Up' programme, which involves performing at the O2 in London.
Children are taught to appreciate and evaluate music. Music and singing form part of our weekly assemblies.
Additional 1:1 tuition in the Piano and Guitar is available with peripatetic teachers at an additional cost to parents, with some children eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant having these funded by the school.
Laburnum Primary School has been nominated by the 'Inspiring Music' Music Hub to be a Music Mark School again for this academic year. In their correspondence, Inspiring Music said:
"Congratulations! You have been nominated by us at Inspiring Music to become a Music Mark school for the 2021/22 academic year.
We have recognised your commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum and the value that you place on music, and as a result, we would like to celebrate it by nominating your school to become part of the Music Mark community.
Music Mark works to support and enable the music education sector to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. On behalf of Music Mark and from us at Inspiring Music, we would like to thank you for all the hard work your school does to support this collective vision."