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Primary Schools

Welcome to the Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service Primary Music page.

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

Get your Primary School learning an instrument

Get your Primary School singing

Who should I speak to about Music provision in my school?

Primary Scheme of Work - Unit 1 Sample

Primary School Music Technology Resources

Training / Continued Professional Development (CPD)

LSMS Music Quality Mark

Lead Practitioners for Primary Schools

Case Studies and Good Practice

Please click on the headings below to access further information / resources.

Music Champion Headteachers

We currently have a number of Champion headteachers who work closely with LSMS. Their school is already achieving excellence in music and the Headteachers are keen to share their good practice with other schools.

  • Hazel Maher – St Marys C of E Primary School, Bitteswell
  • Andrew Pridmore – Elizabeth Woodville Primary School
  • Dave Deacon - Ashmount School
  • Chris Chorlton – Newtown Linford Primary School & Seagrave Village Primary School
  • Sheila Crichton - Marriott Primary School
  • Lisa Jones – Ratby Primary School

We currently meet twice a year, engage in supportive conversations with Head Teachers about the quality of music teaching and the curriculum in their schools and are 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.share@leics.gov.uk

Music Champion Headteachers Letter

Music Co-ordinator Toolkit

FREE Primary Toolkit

Ally Daubney has created a new free resource that can be found on the ISM website using the link below. It is a free practical toolkit for primary teachers to help them understand and try out primary music in their own classrooms. She has tried not to reinvent the wheel and has signposted resources throughout.


The toolkit is in six parts that can be viewed online or downloaded:

  1. Introduction
  2. Singing and vocal work (in conjunction with SingUp)
  3. Using musical instruments in the classroom
  4. Composing, improvising and doodling
  5. Using technology in primary music education
  6. Music across the creative curriculum

Teacher Skills audit for Music. doc
Music in Schools - Promoting Good Practice

Listening List
A resource that sets out listening suggestions for the whole of the academic year that covers a diverse range of music. There is also a powerpoint that can be used to support the children's knowledge and listening skills.

Thanks to Abu Harding, St Peter's Primary School, Market Bosworth, for sharing this resource.

Listening List PDF
Musical Assembly Powerpoint