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“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” Victor Hugo

Steel Pan Band practice

Steel Pan Band practice

Steel Pan Band practice

Steel Pan Band practice

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.

100_0857  Cello practice for the Fabulosity ensemble



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


Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Thu 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Fri 8:45am-2:15pm
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
EYFS/KS1 Lunchtime 12:00pm to 1:00pm
KS2 Lunchtime 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 5:45pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email


Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Kerry Michaels – Admin Assistant