Button Lane Primary School

Only the best is good enough


Music Lead - Miss Earley

We believe that all pupils should be exposed to the creative arts consistently throughout their education and have access to explore further opportunities in the areas of music, art and drama. Exploring different genres, and the work of a variety of musicians, widens and enriches their view on the world, leaving pupils with fond memories of their time at Button Lane. Expressing themselves through music provides children opportunities to learn an instrument, sing songs from different genres and cultures, and perform to a range of audiences. Music kindles all areas of a child’s development, preparing them for school readiness and enhancing their educational journey, bringing the body and mind together.

Music Mark Award

We are proud to have been awarded the Music Mark Award in recognition of our commitment to providing high quality music education for our pupils.


Artsmark Award

We have also been awarded the Artsmark Gold Award for our commitment to arts and cultural education. 

Our Music Curriculum

At Button Lane Primary School, music is taught using a variety of resources including Sing Up, Charanga and Musical Contexts. We choose to tailor our music provision so that it is unique to our school and reflects our values, our wider curriculum and our community.

YUMU Home Learning

At home, children can access YUMU, a virtual music tutorial world where they can learn to play an instrument at home, sing along to much-loved songs, complete homework tasks and earn coins for their hard work and achievement.

Every child is given their own personal log-in details for using YUMU at home. If you do not have these details, please ask your child's class teacher.

Instrumental Tuition

At Button Lane Primary School, pupils have multiple opportunities to access instrumental tuition throughout their education. Mr Sanderson, a specialist music teacher from One Education Music, provides first access and wider opportunities for children across our school.

Year 2 - Whole Class Tin Whistle tuition - Summer Term 

Year 3 - Whole Class Tin Whistle tuition - Autumn & Spring Terms 

Year 4 - Whole Class Violin tuition - Spring Term 

Year 4 - Whole Class Guitar tuition - Summer Term 

Year 5 - Whole Class Ukulele tuition - Autumn Term 

Year 6 - Whole Class Samba & Rock Band - Autumn Term 

Inclusive Music Class - Children from across KS2, throughout the year 

Violin and Guitar Grade 1/2 - Small groups with KS2 children throughout the year 

Music Culture

At Button Lane, music is at the heart of our school culture and is the perfect medium for discovering and learning all about other cultures from around the world.

Every week we have a Singing Assembly, lead by Miss Earley, where pupils learn songs from a range of cultures and genres to suit the time of year or current events and festivals.

Music and song are of great importance in our annual festivals and celebrations including; Harvest, Black History Month, Christmas, Saints Days and Easter.

Manchester Music Hub

If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument or joining a music club outside of school, please take a look below at the Manchester Music Hub website for more details and information.

Irish Music Band

Miss Earley (Music Coordinator) leads the Irish Music Club every Friday after school 2:50pm - 3:50pm. Mr Sanderson also teaches at the club. Those pupils who are keen to continue their instrumental learning, come along and learn how to play tin whistle, guitar, bodhran, drums, piano, violin and the button accordion.

The Irish Band perform at various events and venues throughout the year. Miss Earley also leads the Wythenshawe Irish Music Collective which is funded by the Manchester Music Hub.

Ex-Button Lane pupils from MHA and St. Paul's High School join the band every week to continue their tuition and membership. The Wythenshawe Irish Music Collective includes pupils from Button Lane Primary School, Manchester Health Academy, St Aidan's Primary School and SS. John Fisher and Thomas More Primary School.