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Hayeswood Road, Lings
Northampton, NN3 8NN

Music is a universal language. A quality music curriculum will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love and curiosity of music and discover their talent as musicians. An engagement with music will also increase their self-confidence, creativity, and sense of achievement. 

Children will be taught to appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality music drawn from great composers and musicians, created in a variety of periods, and originating from different parts and traditions around the world. They will also develop their understanding of the history of music. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and world around them.

Children will understand and explore how music is created, produced, and communicated, including developing their knowledge of inter-related dimensions in music, such as pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure, and appropriate musical notation. Children will revisit these key musical terms throughout their musical education at Lings. Our music curriculum will enable children to perform, listen to, review, and evaluate music.

Every child will learn to use their voice effectively and sing, compose music both on their own and with others, as well as having the opportunities to play a variety of musical instruments.

All children from Years 1 to 6 have the chance to engage with extracurricular music through our partnership with NMPAT (Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust), including a school choir and peripatetic lessons. Children in Year 3 work with a musician and songwriter from the Notivate charity to create music. In Year 4, children take part in a First Access percussion project delivered by NMPAT.

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