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WELCOME TO THE MUSIC CURRICULUM PAGE

 

Linton Heights employs a music specialist teacher, Mrs Emma Mason, one day a week to teach whole class music lessons across Key Stage 2. Each year group is timetabled for music during one half of each term. 

 

Extra-curricular music opportunities are also very popular. These include Recorder Club (a free, lunchtime club for all year groups), after school Choir, 'pop-up' Orchestra and Fiddle Group. Parents/Carers can also arrange private instrumental lessons. Scroll down this page to find more information, and use the following link to our FORMS page to find the Application Form and 'Information for parents' leaflet.

 

Music Curriculum: Purpose of Study

 

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity, and as a Silver ArtsMark school we place great importance upon the role our music lessons play, for each of our pupils. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, to listen and perform to their highest potential.

 

Aims

 

Our music curriculum allows all pupils to:

 

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

  • progressively develop music specific skills across Key Stage 2, with the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence

  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others,

  • have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (ocarina, glockenspiel, recorder club and classroom percussion as well as provision for extra curricular private instrumental lessons)

  • use, and be inspired by, available music technology

  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions (elements): pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

 

The National Curriculum in England 2014

Linton Heights Music Curriculum

  AUTUMN TERM: half term topics SPRING TERM: half term topics SUMMER TERM: half term topics
Year 3 Performance & Musical Elements            Musical Stories & Percussion Ocarina Unit 1
Year 4 Performance & Ocarina Unit  2 Pentatonic Songs & Graphic Scores          Instruments of The Orchestra: John  Williams
Year 5 BBC Ten Pieces & Pitch Notation Performance Digital Music: Garage Band
Year 6 Music History & Styles Film & Cartoon Music End of Year Performance

 

Music at Linton Heights 2018-209

Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 1 Year 3 Music Book - Summer Term Ocarinas
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 2 Year 4 Music Book - 'Dimensions of Music'
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 3 Year 6 Music Book - 'Goldfield Ensemble' visit
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 4 Year 5 performing at the Year 2 Music Festival
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 5 Year 3 Music lesson - Aut Term Dimensions 'Pitch'
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 6 Year 5 Composition - Spring Term BBC Ten Pieces
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 7 Year 4 'Fleeced' - Spring Term Performance
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 8 Year 5 'Ebeneezer' - Autumn Term Performance
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 9 #performanceTuesday piano solo
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 10 #performanceTuesday ocarina duet
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 11 Choir singing: St Mary's Church Scarecrow Festival
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 12 Summer Music Concert 2019
Music at Linton Heights 2018-209 13 Summer Music Concert 2019

Year 5 Digital Composition - Eddie

Year 5 Digital Composition - Morgan and Erin

Young Voices Choir Trip to London O2: 1st February 2019

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Instrumental Music Lessons - More Information

 

We are incredibly proud of the dedicated instrumental teachers who teach our pupils at Linton Heights on a private basis. We have a Music Room where one-to-one and small group lessons take place and our pupils are encouraged and supported with their music, whether they are hoping to take formal music exams or just play for pleasure. Parents can arrange lessons for their children to take place during the school day.

Further information, alongside an application form to download, can be found via the 'Forms' link at the top of this page. Our peripatetic (visiting) music teachers are:

 

Mrs Emma Mason ~ piano / flute / recorder

Mrs Victoria Vellacott ~ piano

Mrs Hilary Crooks ~ violin / viola

Mrs Glenis Todd ~ recorder / singing

Mr Christopher Charlesworth ~ clarinet / saxophone

Mr Gavin Bowyer ~ all brass (trumpet, horn, trombone)

Mr Gil Matthews ~ guitar

CREATIVE ARTS WEEK 11th-15th June 2018

 

It has been a fantastic week of creative arts opportunities. Take a look at the Creative Arts Newsletter at the end of term for more information. Here are some of the musical highlights:

* Year 10 LVC GCSE musicians performing 'Mozart's Clarinet Concerto' to our whole school in Monday's assembly

* Orchestra rehearsal with Year 10 GCSE musicians as tutors

* Djembe drumming for each class with Mrs Mason

* Year 6 visiting Linton Village College for a music lesson with Mrs Juckes, Director of Music

* Summer Music Concert: Orchestra, Fiddle Club, Brass Group, Choir and soloists across all 4 year groups. A FANTASTIC MUSICAL EVENING! Thursday 14th June 6.30pm

* Choir performing at Linton Infant Summer Fair on Friday 15th June 5.30pm

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Erik Comp2.MP3

Libby&Rhylee Comp2.MP3

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Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments

Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 1 Drawing a flute
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 2 Drawing a cello
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 3 Making straw 'oboes'. Squeak!
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 4 More straw 'oboes'
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 5 Brass mouthpieces Bzzzzzzzz
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 6 More brass ..... we explored different sizes
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 7
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 8 Playing a violin
Year 4 Music Lesson: LI I can recognise and explore orchestral instruments 9 Interactive orchestral instrument websites

CAMBRIDGESHIRE LIVE MUSIC: The Goldfield Ensemble

On Wednesday 21st March, the Goldfield Ensemble String Quartet came to visit our school, with Kate Romano. They performed to Years 4, 5 & 6 LIVE, on their 2 violins, 1 viola and 1 cello, whilst telling us 'Three Stories About Home'. We loved seeing the shadow puppetry on the screen and listening to traditional folk music from Romania and Afghanistan arranged for the strings.

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Year 4 Body Percussion 'Rainforest Music'

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OUTDOOR LEARNING: COMPOSING IN FOREST SCHOOL

The freedom to compose a group rhythmic piece of music, in Year 5. Pupils selected their own 'instruments' from our outdoor learning environment

* snappy twigs

* crunchy leaves

* conkers

* gravel buckets .....

We had great fun! Listen to some of our work. What do you think?

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AUTUMN INSPIRED COMPOSITIONS in Year 5

AUTUMN INSPIRED COMPOSITIONS in Year 5 1
AUTUMN INSPIRED COMPOSITIONS in Year 5 2
AUTUMN INSPIRED COMPOSITIONS in Year 5 3

Sing for Your School Cam Music Hub Project: Our School Values Song

Summer Music Concert Programme 2016

Picture 1 A fantastic finale, 'The Rhythm of Life'

Mr Christopher Charlesworth visited our weekly singing assembly today

Mr Christopher Charlesworth visited our weekly singing assembly today 1 A toe-tapping Tango, on saxophone
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