At Westbury Leigh, children enjoy quality music lessons which have musical sound as the dominant language. All music lessons follow the Music Express scheme across the school. Within lessons children listen to music; sing; play tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments; and participate in group music making activities to their parents and peers.
Assemblies and Music Festivals.
Children have performance opportunities throughout the year in assemblies, performances and concerts both in school and in the wider community. Singing is central to school life. There are weekly Key Stage 1 and 2 singing assemblies. Westbury Leigh stages an annual Music Festival where children who are learning an instrument are given the opportunity to perform for an audience, as well as visiting professionals leading workshops and concerts.
Progression routes are available for those children who want to develop their musical skills further. Our extra-curricular opportunities are open to all. Children are offered the chance to join KS1 and KS2 choirs that perform regularly at events around Lewisham. We are lucky to have a children’s choir that sing regularly at events within the community. Rehearsals take place weekly.
We are lucky to have the services of visiting instrumental teachers. Instruments taught include, violin, guitar and keyboard. Lessons are usually available from Year 2 upwards. Application forms are available from the office. If there are no spaces available, children will be put on a waiting list.
View our music policy here.
View our music curriculum here.