At Fairlawn, children enjoy quality music lessons, and a strong musical culture exists in the school. We celebrate music-makers in our own community, and found a strong appreciation for music.
All music lessons are taught by a specialist music teacher. Within lessons children listen to music; sing; play tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments; and participate in group music making activities to their parents and peers.
Emphasis is placed on establishing a wide-ranging musical vocabulary and awareness. Children at Fairlawn are familiarised with music from around the world, and from a variety of different cultures. Emphasis is placed on the cultural importance of music. Additionally, children at Fairlawn gain competence in speaking about music, responding to music with musical language.
Children have performance opportunities throughout the year in assemblies, performances and concerts both in school and in the wider community. Singing is central to school life. There are weekly Key Stage 1 and 2 singing assemblies. Children have performance opportunities throughout the year, enjoying the chance to share their talents in annual productions, showcasing opportunities for their instruments, and extra-curricular events such as choir trips.
Progression routes are available for those children who want to develop their musical skills further.
Our extra-curricular opportunities are open to all. Fairlawn provides a chance for children from KS1 and 2 to sing in choirs, attending events in the local area and in London.
We are lucky to have the services of visiting instrumental teachers. Instruments taught include flute, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello, guitar, drums and piano. Lessons are usually available from Year 2 upwards. Application forms are available from Reception. If there are no spaces available, children will be put on a waiting list. We have a variety of instruments which can be hired out.