Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

Lindfield Primary Academy follows a music scheme called Charanga which allows the pupils to become engaged in the music curriculum. There are lots of wonderful, inspiring resources to help the teachers and children in their music education. It brings together great music, modern pedagogy and the latest educational technology. It supports all aspects of music in school including the new music curriculum.

Within music lessons the children have access to djembe drums, xylophones and glockenspiels which allows them to find the rhythm within a song and play along. This also means that children can have a go at improvising alongside the music they are studying in the lesson.

Each week, the children take part in a key stage singing assembly. The songs are often based on what the children are learning in PSHCE as a helpful link across the curriculum.

Our school boasts two wonderful choirs led by Mrs Rolph and an orchestra club for years 3-6.

There are a wide range of WSCC music lessons - harmonica, violin, brass instruments, keyboard, piano, guitar and now drum lessons as well!

Voice in a Million 2019

A fantastic trip to Wembley Arena for 60 children, was had by all involved. All singing as part of a 5000 person child choir. Rehearsals during the day with the soloists and professional singers with the final performance in front of hundreds more parents. The children particularly enjoyed exciting performances from 3 bands well-known from Instagram and Britains Got Talent. The children worked extremely hard rehearsing for months with Mrs Rolph to perfect the songs and dance moves, that enabled them to take part in a spectacular concert.

60 year 5 and 6 children travelled up to London to perform at Wembley Arena. Along with many other schools, we sang a number of songs including: ‘All of Me’ by John Legend and ‘Blinded by Your Grace’ by Stomzy. Everybody enjoyed this experience and had a great time dancing along to Road Trip (boy band). We worked really hard learning complicated dances and it all paid off - VIAM was by far the greatest school concert of all. By Annabel Hughes Year 6