Music at Shadwell


Our Music Vision:

Throughout the Bramham/Shadwell Federation we aim to immerse children in music and give them a range of opportunities to express themselves in a range of ways. We extend music beyond our classroom teaching, offering all our pupils chances to perform, be a part of a school choir, learn an instrument and to appraise and discuss music on a daily basis.


Curriculum Music and Choir

We are very lucky across the federation as we have a curriculum music teacher from Leeds City Council Artforms visit the schools once a week to deliver curriculum singing as well as a exploring a range of musical styles and instruments. The children all benefit from small group and whole school sessions to develop their musical appreciation and talents.

We have also bought into a scheme which everyone across the federation is excited to use. Charanga supports teachers with the planning and delivering of a fun and inspiring music curriculum for children across all year groups.

We also run a KS2 choir, with future plans to start a KS1 choir. This allows the children who love to sing to develop their singing skills as part of a group. We provide the children with lots of opportunities to perform both within school as well as in the wider community. If your child is interested in getting involved with the choir, or you have any opportunities for the choir to get involved with, please let the school know.


Extra-Curricular Lessons

We offer a range of exciting opportunities for children in KS2 to learn an instrument or further their talents. The wonderful Paul offers children the opportunity to learn guitar with his ‘Get into Guitar’ programme and we also have opportunities offered by Artforms for children to learn a brass or woodwind instrument. If your child is in KS2 and you would like to know more, please ask!


Music during Covid-19

With the current restrictions in place we are, at this time, unfortunately unable to offer children the opportunity to sing in a choir. However, our Artforms sessions are still running with a focus on body percussion and the making of musical instruments. Every class is also continuing with their ‘music of the week’ focus which gives children the opportunity to listen to and appraise a wide variety of music and expand their appreciation of music. Teachers are continuing to teach music weekly, with a greater focus on using musical instruments, musical appraisal, music history and the reading of music. We hope to have a return to our singing related activities soon!