Music

Music and extra-curricular musical activities play a large and vital role in the life of Lacey Green Academy and this is demonstrated by our achievement of the Artsmark's Gold Award.

Wider Opportunities

       

Lacey Green has been part of the Wider Opportunities Scheme for many years. All children in Year Five learn to play brass instruments such as cornets, trumpets, baritone horns, euphoniums or trombones.

A specialist brass tutor, Mr Birch, visits Lacey Green each week and instructs the children in these sessions. 

    
           
Children in EYFS and KS1 are taught by their classteachers, whereas in KS2 pupils are taught by Miss Wolski, our specialist music teacher. The lessons cover all aspects of the National Curriculum programme of study. Lessons are planned from a mixture of QCA units and modules from the published schemes 'Music Express' and  'Sounds of Music'. This enables a balance of teaching and learning activities to take place. In addition to this, children in Year Three learn the recorder, whilst children in Years Four and Six learn the ukelele. Weekly music assemblies take place for both key stages and develop pupils' appreciation, listening and singing skills.  

        

                        

      

 Steel Drums

       

                                      Senior Steel Band - Performing at the Bridgewater Hall - June 2013       

Click here to listen to our competition winning Steel Band performing at the Royal Northern College of Music

El Bimbo

James Bond

Soca Party

We are fortunate to have a complete set of Steel Drums in school, which were kindly donated to school in memory of a pupil, Louis Rashford, who was tragically killed in a road accident. We have four groups ranging from the beginners in Year Three to more experienced group in Year Six.  The senior band plays at events wihin the local community and the children enjoy performing to the public. The senior steel band group won the Cheshire East Primary Music Competiton in 2012 at the Royal Northern College of Music and more recently the 'Walsh Cup' in the Alderley Edge Music Festival 2013. The steel band were then invited in June 2013 by Steven Roberts, Musical Director of Sing Live, to play at a concert at the Bridgewater Hall.

Performance

Pupils take part in local music festivals and competitions, enabling them to share their musical activities with other children and audiences. The children also perform in the Harvest festival, Christingle and Carol services, Easter service and end of year performances. The pupils also give regular concerts for the rest of the school, showing their progress with instrumental tuition.

Choir 

The school has established a very strong junior choir which meets weekly during the year. All children who wish to join the choir are auditioned and the number of choir members is now in excess of 55. The choir are invited to sing at seasonal events within the local community during the year and enjoy sharing their love of singing.

Music Tuition

A number of peripetetic music tutors from Love Music Trust and Music For Life provide weekly tuition on a number of instruments for parents who want their children to learn specific musical instruments. Children currently are able to learn to play the piano, guitar, clarinet, flute, brass instruments and the steel drums. These lessons take place during the school day. 

Ofsted Said

"we have praise for …. “the high quality of music we have heard during the inspection.”
“high quality teaching to all pupils builds on the children’s natural ability.”