“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” Victor Hugo
Our Music Curriculum
Our music curriculum gives children the opportunity to use a variety of different starting points for listening to and composing their own music, from the sounds that everyday objects make to Brazilian Samba music. The creative elements of the curriculum are embedded in all we do at Coopers Lane. To support the music curriculum some year groups have the opportunity to learn instruments as a class with our music tutors.
Year 2: Recorders
Year 3: Steel Pans
Year 4: Samba
Year 5: Steel Pans
We have singing sessions once a week in our key stages, with further opportunities to sing as a choir at events such as the Thames Festival Kids Choir. The children also learn songs that link with whole school projects such as Sign 2 Sing and Sports Relief.
We are really lucky at Coopers Lane to have a specialist dance and music studio where some of the children’s music and dance lessons take place during the school day and after school.
Extra Curricular Music Opportunities
From Year 2 children have the opportunity to learn the violin, harp, recorder, flute, saxophone and piano in small groups or on a one to one basis with our peripatetic tutors.
We have a cello group who practice before and after school twice a week. They also play in an ensemble with other local schools once a week as part of the Lewisham Fabulosity project. The children who play in this group have the opportunity to perform at other schools on a regular basis.
We also have an after school recorder club for children from year 2, and a steel pan club open to children from Year 5 and 6.
We have regular concerts and performances for the children to take part in, both in school and elsewhere, including autumn, spring and summer term music concerts.
Performances at our school music concerts