At Lambton, we have lots of opportunity to experience music. Class teachers teach a music lesson every week, supported by the online resource Charanga and the Music Express scheme of work. In addition to this, all children participate in a weekly singing assembly, where they are taught and practise a wide variety of songs, from pop to traditional hymns and carols and gospel styles as well as songs from around the world. The music leader has developed links with local stores and takes the choir to perform in the entrance of the shop in December, bringing Christmas cheer to the shoppers.
We have a specialist music teacher working with children from years 3, 4, 5, and 6 learning guitar. Additionally, children have the opportunity to learn how to play an acoustic drum kit. The children learn to read music and work through a series of lessons in order to be awarded certificates and when they are ready apply for a music medals certification. These children perform solo pieces and as part of an ensemble a couple of times a year.
Each term, there is a musical production performed by two year groups, initially to the rest of the school and then two performances for the parents and carers of the children performing. This develops the children’s performance skills and their confidence.
Furthermore, there is an annual competition: Lambton’s Got Talent. Children may perform as soloists, duets or as part of a larger ensemble. They spend time rehearsing and initially perform to a small panel of elected judges. Those pupils that are successful perform to the rest of the school, who then vote for a winner.