At Fairlawn, children enjoy quality music lessons. A strong musical culture exists in the school. We celebrate music-makers in our own community and have found a strong appreciation for music.
Within lessons children listen to music, make music, sing, play and learn about a variety of 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. The cultural importance of music is made clear. Additionally, children at Fairlawn gain competence in speaking about music and respond to it with musical language.
Children have performance opportunities throughout the year in assemblies and performances and concerts both in school and in the wider community. The opportunity for singing and performances are considered very important. Children have performance opportunities throughout the year, enjoying the chance to share their talents in annual productions, showcase their instrumental abilities and there are chances to attend extra-curricular events such as choir trips.
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, guitar, drums and piano. In year 3, children learn the recorder during the first term of their music lessons. Instrumental lessons are usually available from Year 2 upwards. Application forms are available from the school office. If there are no spaces available, children will be put on a waiting list. We also have a variety of instruments which can be hired out.