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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, and our curriculum units and skills progression run alongside the non-statutory guidelines specified in the Music Model Curriculum (2021). Our Year 3 pupils learn to play the ocarina and our year 4 pupils learn to play the ukulele. Pupils benefit from regular opportunities to perform in each year group including whole class musical performances, a weekly assembly #performanceWednesday, performance Ceilidhs, Church services, an annual Carol Concert, Harvest and Easter Church Services plus an optional summer term Music Concert.


Extra-curricular music opportunities are also very popular. These normally include Year 3 singing club (a free year 3 lunchtime club Oct-Feb), Recorder/ocarina Club (a free, lunchtime club for pupils in year 4 and upwards, Feb-July), pop-up ukulele club (run at lunchtime by our Year 6 pupils, for pupils in Year 5), Fiddle Group (for our string players), after school Choir and 'pop-up' Orchestra. Parents/Carers can also arrange private instrumental lessons. Click on the 'star' icons below to click through to more information, or scroll down this page for photos.


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.




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, ukulele, glockenspiel 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): tempo, pitch, dynamics, timbre, texture, structure, duration and appropriate musical notations.


The National Curriculum in England 2014

 AUTUMN TERM: half term topicsSPRING TERM: half term topicsSUMMER TERM: half term topics
Year 3Musical Stories & Graphic Scores         Performance & Singing Unit 1Ocarina
Year 4Performance & Singing Unit  2Ukuleles       Instruments of the Orchestra
Year 5Performance & Singing Unit 3BBC Ten PiecesBBC Ten PiecesDigital Music
Year 6Music History & StylesFilm & Cartoon MusicPerformance & Singing Unit 4


LHJS VEDay Virtual Street Party.mp4

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Our school celebrated the Anniversary of VE Day with a virtual street party!

Can't Stop Leaning on LHJS

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At the start of the lockdown, with the sudden closure of our schools, LHJS staff sent this message to all of our pupils & school community, at the start of Easter holidays.

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!


Classroom Music at Linton Heights: Examples of our work

Examples of our Composition Work

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, and some of our Garage Band digital music compositions.

Class 6 Group 2.mp3

Class 5 Group 3.mp3

Year 5 Digital Composition - 1

Year 5 Digital Composition - 2

CREATIVE ARTS WEEK is in the summer term each year


Here are some photos from the music activities in our Creative Arts Weeks over the last few years #LHJSArts



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.


Mr Christopher Charlesworth visited our weekly singing assembly today