Music at Laughton

Pupils follow a programme of music developing their understanding and use of rhythm and pitch, and appreciation of music from around the world and from different periods.

The children are encouraged to play a full part in the musical life of the school, participating in singing, creative music-making and musical appreciation. We take part in singing festivals organised through the Local Authority, giving pupils the opportunity to perform with other schools in larger venues and also have our own events to raise the profile of music and singing. We run a choir one lunchtime a week to promote singing.

Violin, cello, piano, guitar and drum lessons are available for children during school hours:  a charge is made for these lessons in line with the East Sussex guidelines (see Appendix B). These lessons are arranged through the East Sussex Music service, our local musician Dan,  and Sussex Academy of Music (SAM). We provide Community Concerts at Christmas and in the summer term and take part in the Villages Music Festival.