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We are extremely proud that Primrose Lane is one of only six primary schools in Leeds to be awarded Music Champion School status. This is a great achievement which acknowledges the value our school places upon music as well as the high levels of musical ability and engagement of our children, plus many years of sustained music provision.
 
Music develops a wide range of skills as well as promoting creativity, teamwork, confidence and a sense of community. At Primrose Lane, music is an integral part of school life and we are very proud of the range and quality of music making in our school. Every child from Reception through to Year 6 has a weekly class music lesson delivered by a specialist music teacher, in which the key skills of singing, performing, composing and listening are developed.

In addition to this, we have weekly whole school singing sessions and regular song sharing assemblies. We also provide the opportunity for any child in school to perform for the rest of the school in our live music spot. We have achieved the Gold Sing Up Award and both children and staff enjoy singing with and for each other. Each year we stage several musical performances for parents including a Harvest Festival, KS1 Nativity, Christmas Carol Service, KS2 Spring Concert and the KS2 Production (recent performances have included The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and Oliver).

Every child in Year 2 learns to play the recorder, and KS2 children have the option of taking lessons to learn the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and djembe. We currently have over fifty children taking these lessons and children who learn woodwind instruments have the option of taking Associated Board music exams. KS2 children also have the option of joining extra- curricular activities such as wind band, choir and recorder ensemble. 

We are always keen to take part in musical activities outside school: several of our children have attended a range of different workshops run by Leeds ArtForms and we have a number of children who perform in the EPOS orchestra every year. We also like to take our music making into the community with the school choir singing at various local events. 

We have a wide range of percussion instruments which are used in class music lessons, a Bamboo Tamboo kit and a purpose built room for instrumental lessons.
 

Music Concert

Our recent music concert was a wonderful showcase of talent and commitment presented by more than half of our Key Stage 2 children. It featured exciting percussion pieces, accomplished woodwind solos, proficient recorder playing and vibrant singing. Here are some comments from the performers:

‘Everybody played their instruments really well. The music sounded delightful.’ Bryn Y6

‘I really enjoyed participating and I loved being part of the choir. All the instrumental players were fantastic.’ Ashlynne Y6

‘Everything was amazing! Thank you to Mrs Ward for organising it. Best one yet!’ Hannah Y5

‘I loved the Spring Concert. My favourite bit was singing ‘Power in me’ because it was a great experience.’ Benjamin Y5

‘I felt very confident and special introducing a group.’ Wilson Y4

I really enjoyed the concert and would definitely do it again!’ Imogen Y4

‘The Spring Concert was amazing and I really enjoyed it!’ Blake Y3

‘I really enjoyed it because I really like singing. My favourite song was ‘The Call’ and I hope everyone enjoyed it too!’ Maria Y3

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