At Laurel Avenue Primary School music is taught using a digital ICT resource called Charanga. This resource covers the whole range of ages across the school from EYFS to Y6 and allows children to develop in all aspects of the music curriculum from listening and appraising to composing and performing. We aim to provide each child with the experience of learning a musical instrument and whole school teaching prepares, supports and develops the work of Durham Music Service in school.

Singing is at the heart of our music making, both in class lessons and during whole school assemblies.

There are several opportunities for children to perform for their parents throughout the school year.

All topics are reviewed yearly and changed to meet the interests of the children, the requirements of the curriculum and topical events or current issues in the wider world.

For further information on the current years’ topics please see individual Class areas.