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Music

              Miss K Wells
              Music Leader

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

Curriculum

At LMPS we aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop both a love of music and their talent as musicians. We aim to develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, listen to and perform a wide range of musical styles both in individual and group settings.

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, where appropriate. Children enjoy taking part in a wide range of musical activities including singing, playing instruments, listening to and appraising music, playing games and performing.

At present, each year, Dorset Music Service come in to provide a Musicianship Programme for a year group for a term. This gives the children the opportinuty to learn to play a musical instrument free of charge for a term. If the children wish to continue with those lessons once the programme has finished, they may be able to do so. 

 

Clarinet Concert!

Four of our clarinet learners played in assembly today, entertaining the rest of KS2 with two pieces - "Barefoot Boogie" and "Start and Stop". They performed beautifully. Well done girls!

Manhattan Blues

This week our Year 3 violinists played this piece. It's a great one for listening and counting. If your child would like to practise it at home, here is the music. The first set of notes are all played on the D string, the note on the second gap in the stave is an A. Ask your child what the squiggles are!

 

 

YEAR 3 MUSICIANSHIP PROGRAMME

Year 3 are steaming ahead with their violin lessons. This week they played a spooky piece called trick or treat, using pizzicato and arco - ask your child what these terms mean! The notes are displayed below, along with the notes for Shotgun, which the children can play along to at home if they would like to. Remember, a little bit of practise through the week will make a big difference to the progress your child makes and the enjoyment they get from playing. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more information about the time of the concert they will give on the 4th December. 

Letters also went home via parentmail this week letting you know how to sign up for lessons if your child wishes to carry on learning a stringed instrument after Christmas. If you have any questions, please come and ask Miss Wells. Please note that the absolute cut off date for registering is the 8th November.

 

 

 

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                                                           

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!

 

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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.