At Lytchett Matravers Primary School, we believe in music for all.
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 opportunity 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.
YEAR 5 UKULELE
Year 5 had their first ukulele lesson today! All children should have access to www.dorsetmusiconline.co.uk to help if they wish to practise at home. If the ukulele needs tuning, this might be a helpful site to use. Don't forget to keep plucking the string you are tuning until it is in tune.
At Lytchett Matravers Primary school we have a wide variety of private instrumental lessons available, that take place in our music practice room and are offered from Year 3.
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.
***At present, we are unfortunately unable to offer lessons to new learners. However, if your KS2 child wishes to take up a musical instrument please let the school office know and they will be added to a waiting list if appropriate. ***
Musical Clubs at LMPS
Lytchett Matravers Primary School offers the following musical clubs:
***Unfortunately, clubs will not be running this Autumn term.***
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.
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.