‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’
At Avenue Primary School we are very proud of our longstanding tradition of music within the school. We believe it is vital that children have opportunities to experience and listen to a wide range of music from different periods and cultures. We aim to give children the opportunity to listen to and participate in a wide range of musical styles.
We have a successful choir and orchestra who enjoy performing to local community groups as well as to parents. Groups of children (PP) across Key Stage 2 are also offered the opportunity of peripatetic ukulele, tabla, violin or recorder lessons and also enjoy the opportunity to participate in performing to the wider school community.
We are also proud of our 'Music Enrichment' service where children, who are not PP, are still given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument for free. We offer clarinet and trombone to children in key stage 2.
To further enhance our musical instrument opportunities for children we work closely with LMS (Leicestershire Music Service) to offer endangered species instruments which include French horn, double bass, oboe and trombone.
We use the 'Charanga' music scheme to deliver our music lessons for all children years 1 - 6.