Button Lane, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0ND

0161 945 1965

Button Lane Primary School

Only the best is good enough



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 the work of different artists and performers widens and enriches their view on the world, leaving them with fond memories of their time at Button Lane. Expressing themselves through the creative arts provides children opportunities to work with different medias, sing and perform and portray their learning to a range of audiences. The Creative Arts kindle all areas of a child’s development, preparing them for school readiness and enhancing their educational journey, bringing the body and mind together.


At Button Lane Primary School, children enjoy vibrant music lessons using Charanga. Charanga is a fantastic classroom music programme in which children listen to and appraise music, create and compose and sing and perform.

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 and earn coins for their hard work and achievement.

Every child has been 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 

Musical Contexts

Children in Key Stage 2 are exposed to an increasingly wider range of music from all different genres. They use their listening and appraising skills to discuss and describe music such as Holst: The Planets. Pupils compose pieces inspired by music from different cultures for example, the ancient Egyptians and perform their pieces to an audience.

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 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.