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Music

              Miss K Wells
              Music Leader

At Lytchett Matravers Primary School, we believe in music for all.

Curriculum

Every child in Lytchett Matravers Primary School receives one music lesson a week from Reception to Year 6.  This takes place in the lovely, spacious, well equipped studio.  There are several keyboards, xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones and a wide variety of percussion instruments.  A diverse range of topics are covered and often alongside the wider curriculum within each year group.  For example; Marvellous Me in Reception; Ourselves in Year 1; The Great Fire of London in Year 2;  Animals in Year 3;  Ancient Egypt in Year 4;  Greek Gods in Year 5 and The Victorians in Year 6.

 

Instrumental Lessons

At Lytchett Matravers Primary school we have a wide variety of private instrumental lessons available, that take place in our music practice room.

Drums - Mr Bennett                                                     Woodwind - Mrs de Garis

Piano - Mrs de Garis and Mrs Storey                             Cello - Mrs Childs                                 

Brass - Mr Bilby                                                          Ukulele – Mrs Storey                      

Violin – Ms Stenwak                                                    Guitar - Mr Gibson                                            

Children that have been learning an instrument for at least one term are encouraged to bring their instrument to their whole class curriculum music lessons.

If your son/daughter is interested in taking up a musical instrument please ask for more information at the school office.

Musical Clubs at LMPS

Lytchett Matravers Primary School offers the following musical clubs:

Club

When

Teacher

Children

KS2 Choir

Thursday after school

Miss Wells and Mrs Markham

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Orchestra

Tuesday lunchtime

Mrs de Garis, Mrs Blake and Miss Wells

By invitation

Beginner ukulele

Monday lunchtime

Mrs Storey

By ability

Intermediate ukulele

Friday  lunchtime

Mrs Storey

By ability

KS1 Choir Tuesday after school Miss Waring Years 1 and 2

 

Performances

Throughout the year, there are a variety of opportunities for all children to perform a musical item to an audience.  We hold termly assemblies where the children can exhibit their newly acquired skills to an audience of fellow students and parents.  

We work closely with our partner schools in the Lytchett Pyramid to take part in workshops and also a competitive Pyramid Music Festival during the Summer Term.  

We also work collaboratively as a school staff team to put on a wonderful end of year musical performance which involves choir, orchestra, dancers, actors and stage crew.  Last year the children performed Choose Dance and the next production is being planned as you read!

Songwriting competition!

Our very talented pupil, Harriet, has written a fantastic piece of music called Songbird Sonatina, which is attached to the bottom of this web page. The children all heard it in assembly and now it's their chance to add some lyrics! Please have a go at writing some words that we could sing to the melody... Think about our school and how you could describe it in the song. Entries need to be handed in to Miss Wells by Thursday 8th November and the winner will be chosen by Harriet and a team of musicians. We will then learn the song in our Singing Assembly.

Get your thinking (and writing) caps on and good luck!

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Below you can find the following documents; 

A guide to music at Lytchett Matravers:  This document guides you through the private instrumental lessons on offer at Lytchett Matravers and also includes a slip that you can complete to give to the office if your son/daughter is interested in taking up a musical instrument.

Whole School Curriculum Map:  You can download our Curriculum Map for all subjects by clicking on the document below. This document clearly outlines the key learning objectives for Music in every year group.

Web Pages & Useful APPs

The following web pages/apps may be of interest to you.