Music is at the heart of Longfleet Primary School. Each class from Reception to Year 6 has a lesson with a music specialist every week. These lessons are rooted in practical music making so that over the course of their time with us the children will experience playing a range of instruments. In 2018-19 our pupils are learning to play the following:
Reception & KS1 - tuned & untuned percussion
Year 3 – recorder
Year 4 – recorder (Autumn & Spring) and orchestral brass instruments (Summer)
Year 5 – ukulele
Year 6 – keyboard
Through this process they learn to read music notation, compose, perform and evaluate music.
For children who want to develop their muscial talents even further we offer peripatetic music lessons in a range of instruments including woodwind, string, percussion and brass. Our fifty strong orchestra is supported by Soundstorm and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. This has opened doors to some fantastic opportunities including taking part in performances at the Lighthouse and the Royal Albert Hall. Singing is also a big part of our school life with regular singing in assemblies, music lessons and our two choirs. Our Worship Band for pupils in Years 5 & 6 has a mixture of vocals and instruments including keyboards, guitars, bass and drums . For more information about our extra-curricular music programme please click on the link for 'Instrumental Lessons & Clubs' (above).
There are regular opportunities for our pupils to perform including school services, assemblies, concerts and music festivals.