Welcome to the Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service Primary Music page.
Please note - We are in the process of updating this page.
Sarah Share, Specialist Lead in Education in Music, takes the lead for our work in Primary schools. She currently leads a team of trained and experienced practitioners to support all Primary schools in Leicester City and Leicestershire.
There are numerous ways that LSMS can support Headteachers, Music co-ordinators and teachers of music.
Please click on a link below to access further information
Please click on the headings below to access further information / resources.
Leicester-Shire Music Curriculum
Are you looking for a Scheme of Work for Music that
- Is written for a non-specialist teacher
- Contains detailed lesson plans
- Has clear progression routes
- Has assessment built into the lesson plans and teaching time
- Contains all Resources needed to teach the Scheme
- Can be adapted to be used with cross curricular links without losing the teaching of musical skills
The Leicester-Shire Music Curriculum is written by a group of Leicestershire teachers and meets all of the above. It is a free scheme of Work, accessible by booking on to The Leicester-Shire Music Curriculum for Primary Teachers training course via our CPD Booking Form.
Unit 1 – Pulse Year 5
Music Co-ordinator Toolkit
Documents to follow shortly
Free Music Technology Planning
Sheep Beats is a free, browser based application which allows pupils to quickly begin notating drum patterns. Using a repeating one bar loop, pupils can enter notes into the grid and watch and hear the sheep animations play back what has been entered. There are some pre-set patterns which exemplify drum rhythms associated with a few genres and there is also the capability to enter in melodic bass lines and chords.
Please feel welcome to download our free written lesson plan (below) with accompanying printable handouts and PowerPoint. Included in the written planning are more ideas for potential lessons based around Sheep Beats.
Music Champion Headteachers
We would like to identify schools that are already achieving excellence in music and want to become a Music Champion Head teacher. This would give Head Teachers the opportunity to attend champion school Head teacher meetings twice a year, engage in supportive conversations with their Head Teachers about the quality of music teaching and the curriculum in their schools and get involved in Champion School events.
If you are interested in becoming a Champion School Head teacher for Music please download the information below and send an email confirming your interest to Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
We have fully trained members of staff equipped to deliver CPD within your school or a family of schools.
Examples of how we have already helped schools are:
• Leading staff meetings
• INSET day – whole or ½ day
• Modelling high quality music lessons
• Joint lesson observations with senior leaders
• Consultancy to support curriculum planning, subject review, improving teaching and learning
Cost: Bespoke consultancy to include report writing, preparation, course materials if appropriate, and delivery.
Whole day £400
Half day £275
Per hour £120
Whole school training by request and/or shared by a cluster of schools
Please email email@example.com for further details
Relevant documents will be added here shortly
LSMS Music Quality Mark
All schools that had achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold LSMS Music Quality Mark award were invited to receive their certificate and logos at Beaumanor Hall in November. This was to mark the end of the first round of the LSMS Music Quality Mark. Certificates were presented by Peter Lewis, former Chairman of the County Council and he celebrated the achievement by talking personally about each school and the good practice they currently have in place in their school in regards to music.
If you would like recognition of the hard work the school has put into improving the quality of music following on from the Challenging conversation or can demonstrate the impact the LSMS Music Quality Mark conversation has had on your school and you would like to apply for the next award please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a second FREE consultation meeting.