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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. Our Year 3 pupils learn to play the ocarina in the summer term and into the autumn term of Year 4, as part of our Equal Access provision

 

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. A flexible 'Learn Piano at Home' programme is also available - please contact Mrs Mason via the school office for more information.

 

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 2019-2020

 

Young Voices 2020

It was a privilege to take LHJS choir to the London O2 on 6th February 2020, to perform as part of the Young Voices 2020 choir. Our school was superbly represented by 26 children, along with Mrs Mason, Mr Puxley, Mr Wilson, Miss Davies, Mrs Benjamin and Mrs Rosewell. We drove to Greenwich for this fantastic enrichment trip, made all the more exciting because we were allocated (by random chance) seats within the executive suite area - we felt like Very Important People!

"It was been the BEST DAY EVER!" and "I will keep telling my other friends they have to join choir, too!" have been echoed by our pupils. An inspiring and memorable experience, which incorporates so many of our school values: resilience, respect, kindness, responsibility and ambition, that will be with all of us for the rest of our lives - children and adults alike!

 

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Year 5 (Autumn Term 2019) 'Earth' Compositions

Here are some Year 5 rhythmic compositions, which were created using natural resources in our Forest School - inspired by the idea of 'The Planets' by Gustav Holst.

Class 6 Group 2.mp3

Class 5 Group 3.mp3

Music at Linton Heights 2018-2019

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

Year 5 Digital Composition - Eddie

Year 5 Digital Composition - Morgan and Erin

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, or contact Emma Mason for more information about the 'Learn Piano at Home' programme.

 

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

Mr Sam Herbert ~ piano

Mrs Hilary Crooks ~ violin / viola

Mrs Glenis Todd ~ recorder / singing

Ms Hannah Horton ~ clarinet / saxophone

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

Mr Gil Matthews ~ guitar

CREATIVE ARTS WEEK is in June each year

 

Here are some photos from Creative Arts Weeks over the last few years.

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE LIVE MUSIC

 

We welcome live musicians to our school, including ensembles from the the Cambridgeshire Music Live project each Spring Term. Here are some photos of some of our visitors, showing the different musicians we have enjoyed.

 

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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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