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Billinge Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6BL


Highfield St Matthew's C of E Primary School

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WOPPs - Year 4 

Wigan Music Service have sent some great resources for our Year 4 children. Take a look at the resources below. 

WOPPS Brass:

 Wopps Brass Week 10.pdfDownload
 Wopps Brass Week 11.pdfDownload
 Wopps Brass Week 12.pdfDownload
 Wopps Brass Week 7.pdfDownload
 Wopps Brass Week 8.pdfDownload
 Wopps Brass Week 9.pdfDownload
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WOPPs Strings:

 Harry Potter CELLO.pdfDownload
 Harry Potter VIOLA.pdfDownload
 Harry Potter VIOLIN.pdfDownload
 Wopps Template - String Harry Potter Week 1.pdfDownload
 Wopps Template - String Harry Potter Week 2.pdfDownload
 Wopps Template - String Harry Potter Week 3.pdfDownload
 Wopps Template - String Harry Potter Week 4.pdfDownload
 Wopps Template - String Harry Potter Week 5.pdfDownload
 Wopps Template - String Harry Potter Week 6.pdfDownload
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Home Learning

Wigan Music Service have sent some lovely resources for you all to have a look at whilst you are learning from home. Take a look at the resources for your year group.


Are you up for a challenge? Join in below!

Year 5 and 6

Years 3 and 4

Year 1 and 2

Nursery and reception

The Choir Project have started giving free online singing lessons for children to learn as part of their home learning. These are available on YouTube. 

 Follow the link to sing at home with Dan.


Here are some new ideas for music whilst home learning. They have been sent to us from Wigan Music Service.

Year 1 and 2 

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6


Music Policy


Long Term Plan 


All our year 2 children are learning to play the recorder with Mrs Baxendale where they will develop rhythm, notation, composition and performance skills.  More importantly, they will have fun and develop self confidence, determination and team skills.


All our year 4 children and staff are learning to play instruments through the Wider Opportunities Programme which enables them to access tuition for a year from specialist musicians at Wigan Music Service.  Y4T are learning to play brass instruments, Y4M and Y4C are learning to play string instruments.  Every week they will develop skills in reading music, rhythm skills, listening and appreciation, composition and singing skills along with technical mastery of their instrument.  School has provided this opportunity for a number of years now and we have seen a significant rise in self confidence, self control and enjoyment throughout the year as the children learn what it takes to become a musician.


We are very lucky at St Matthews to have a supportive team of staff and governors.  For yet another year, school are funding children who have shown significant talent and ability to continue with their wider opportunity instrument into year 5.  Twenty children across year 5 are receiving free tuition and instrumental hire on violin, viola, cello, flute and clarinet to enable them to continue to play the instrument they took up in year 4. 



http://www.dsokids.com/ is a great website to play musical games and learn about the orchestra.  Give it a go!


Meanwhile throughout school, our youngest children are enjoying outdoor music with musical equipment bought specifically for outdoor learning.  This will enhance their creative learning skills and will spark their interest in music from an early age. 


KS1 children continue to enjoy weekly music lessons in class where they are able to experiment with sound sources, a wide variety of tuned and unturned percussion and sing on a daily basis.


KS2 children continue to enjoy their weekly lessons through Charanga, a specialist music programme used throughout school to encourage children to sing, play, compose and perform.  



Year 1 - Round and round 

We have started our new music topic 'Round and round.' This topic will require us to listen and appraise music, find the pulse and improvise, among many other things! This week we started off by doing some warm up exercises to warm up of muscles in our faces and our vocal chords before attempting to sing our song for the first time. I think we sound fabulous for a first try but there is always room for improvement!


Year 1 have listened to and appraised Baroque music this week. We were then very excited to accompany the music using tuned instruments  for the first time. It was very tricky saying Glockenspiel though!!!!

Year 3 have enjoyed composing their own musical story based on the Peer Gynt Suite by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

year 3 BBC Ten Pieces

In the hall of the mountain king - Edvard Grieg

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Year 4


Bridgewater Hall trip

 Year 4 had a fantastic day which started with a visit to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester to watch The Halle Orchestra. Their pieces were on the theme of having a healthy body and mind. We even had a sing-a-long with the whole audience to the song 'Believe!'

Wider opportunities learning string and brass instruments...

This term, Year 2 are focusing on rock music.  We started the topic 'I Wanna Play in a Band' by listening to We Will Rock you by Queen.  The children were enthusiastic with their air guitars and joined in with the chorus. 

Wow!  We are playing the glockenspiel!

Here is Year 2's impact task for this unit.  We have learned the lyrics, actions and now we can improvise a rhythm using the glockenspiel.

Next step... join a real rock band! 

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