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Lanchester Primary School

...for a better future

The Arts

Design and Technology


At Lanchester Design and Technology has been developed especially this academic year and children are enjoying a variety of activities, lessons and use of materials in different ways, building up a knowledge and skills to apply into STEM lessons. 


STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and it is based on inspiring the next generation of innovators, creators and problem solvers by showing them what engineers actually do. 


Every year group has developed a food technology project at same point through the year, while children learn about healthy routines and eating healthy besides safe cooking basic skills.

Art and Design


Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. (Aristotle)


Music is a fundamental feature of human existence. It is found in all societies, throughout history and across the world. Music plays an important role in our children’s development. As such it demands an equal place in the school curriculum. Learning music is similar to first experiences in language. The early stages are intuitive, depending on listening, and involving a great deal of memorising, imitation and experimentation. Gradually, one experience builds upon another, and musical skills and concepts are acquired in a logical progression. Children learn at different rates, and an interest, enjoyment and sense of achievement should be encouraged in all.


This year, all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 have weekly music lessons lead by their class teacher.  At Lanchester, we use a programme called Charanga where children learn about a variety of musical genres. They learn to listen and appraise as well as explore pitch, rhythm and pulse. These skills are built on and developed over the years. Children are given the opportunity to sing and play a variety of instruments during these lessons.   
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have been unable to take music lessons from The Rock and Pop Foundation as in previous years. However, as the situation in England begins to see some improvement, we hope that small group or one to one lessons will soon be available in the following disciplines; Guitar, Drums, Keyboard and Ukulele.