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Primary Singing

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What’s on Offer?

Singing should be at the heart of every primary school and accessible to all. The aim of the LSMS singing strategy is to give every child and young person the best possible opportunity to sing, to raise awareness of singing in the community and beyond and promote singing and develop high quality vocal work across Leicester-Shire. We are keen to support singing in schools, sourcing appropriate repertoire and delivering vocal activity of the highest standard. Through quality delivery, our aim is to support teachers to provide singing opportunities for children in school and to provide opportunities for children to develop their singing with clear progression opportunities.

A menu of singing options, enabling young people to work with vocal specialists while building class teachers confidence, is available for all primary schools.

Vocal-Ease

Vocal-Ease is a comprehensive, one year programme aimed at increasing the confidence of your staff in teaching singing, whilst engaging all pupils. Delivery is carried out by a vocal specialist and includes the opportunity of children performing in a large scale performance. Each of the three phases of Vocal-Ease builds on the last to truly embed singing into the heart of your school.

Phase 1: Teacher Training Programme

  • 2 bespoke training sessions for your whole staff from a singing specialist
  • A singing day for all children, modelling the ideas from the staff training session
  • Practical resources and advice

Phase 2: Teacher Training Programme

  • 6 bespoke sessions working with up to 2 classes from the same year group
  • An ensemble performance led by our singing specialist together with the class teachers
  • Practical resources and advice

Phase 3a: Groups of Schools Programme (minimum of 4)
This option provides a number of schools with the opportunity to work together on a singing project, whilst at the same time receiving CPD training on singing development.
The programme includes:

  • 3 rehearsal sessions in each of the schools with support from the class teacher
  • A massed rehearsal with all the schools
  • A performance for parents, in the feeder school or another suitable local concert venue
  • LSMS can work with you to set up a school or area choir

Phase 3b: Individual or Groups of Schools Large Scale
Performance – All Key Stages
This final phase is the perfect end to a year's singing programme. It aims to further develop the confidence of the class teacher by giving them the chance to lead part of a performance or rehearsal with a massed choir.
The programme includes:

  • A large scale performance opportunity
  • 3 rehearsals in each school to work with up to 2 classes
  • Further support for your school in the form of appropriate resources and on-going advice

Whole School Singing Programme

This termly project (10 weeks) is delivered to both KS1 & KS2 in two separate 30 minute sessions. The focus is to develop singing skills, challenging pupils through accessible repertoire singing both in unison and in parts – working with a skilled vocal specialist. The term culminates in a performance in an assembly where everyone can take part – parents will enjoy the opportunity to see how singing is progressing within school and might even join in too!

Sing the Curriculum

Lyrics can embed ideas and facts more easily than spoken words and a song can act as a conduit to link many other subject areas, providing a real epicentre for a topic or theme. 'Sing the Curriculum' is a singing experience for your pupils directly linked to the curriculum. This option involves 10 weekly sessions over one term.
Choose from:

  • Singing Science (KS1 or KS2)
  • Singing History (KS1 or KS2)
  • Ourselves (KS1)
  • Our World (KS2)

Choral Workshops

Bespoke half or whole day workshops, for KS1 or KS2 children. Our vocal specialists can work with your school to choose repertoire that links to your curriculum. This more intensive approach can work perfectly to complement a themed day, curriculum enrichment, kick start a topic or even form the beginnings of a school choir.

Singing Assemblies / School Choirs / large group singing activities

A choir can be an excellent way of bringing children together across year groups and provide the perfect showcase for children in your school who want to continue their singing outside of the classroom. Or how about a 'big sing' to work on singing skills across the school for teachers and pupils? Singing assemblies can also be an excellent way of giving staff some extra CPD by allowing them to observe a music focussed singing assembly that helps improve the quality of singing and the outcome of large group singing activity.

Whatever the singing need in your school, LSMS are on hand with on-going support from a vocal specialist.

Vocal-Ease Guide to Vocals and Singing

Alternatively, if your school is already singing with us and you have pupils who would like individual singing lessons, either at home or in school, then why not download our list of Associate Instrumental Teachers.

If you have students who would like to join a choir, please look at our Singing Opportunities Page.

Partners

  • Arts
    Music Service
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Music Mark
    Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

Partners

  • Arts
  • Music Service
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Music Mark
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain