Music vision statement
Our vision for music at Linton Mead is that we provide every child with a solid foundation in musical skills and that we seek to build every child’s love of music through high quality musical experiences.
Learning music develops all aspects of a child’s development from the physical action of using an instrument to the mathematical skills needed to keep a pulse. Music is an essential part of life integral in the development of the whole person and vital component of civilisation.
At Linton Mead we provide every child with high quality music lessons. A comprehensive music education engages our children in developing self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, creativity, and self-motivation necessary for success. We aim for every child to leave Linton Mead with an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.â€‹
Music coverage at Linton Mead
Please click the link below to access the Music Curriculum Overview where you can find out more about what your child will learn in Music.
At Linton Mead we use a programme called Charanga to help us to deliver exciting, fun and engaging music lessons to our children.
Charanga provides our teachers and children with week-by-week lesson support. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.
In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
Our Year 3 children also have the added bonus of weekly instrument lessons provided to us by Music Hub. The children are able to learn three different instruments; guitar, drums and trumpet.
Each week, professional music teachers come in to our school to provide our children with specialist training in these instruments.
In February 2020 Linton Mead took part in the country’s largest choir performance at the London 02. They performed alongside over 8000 school children from London and the surrounding areas. We also had the opportunity to sing with the likes of Tony Hadley and Ruti (The Voice 2018 winner). It really was a truly amazing experience.
This year, Young Voices is still going ahead! This time, the children will be taking part in YV Biggest Sing – Guinness World Records™ title attempt
Young Voices are aiming to beat the current Guinness World Records™ for the Largest Simultaneous Sing-Along and top the charts with a charity single! This time, the concert will be live streamed for everyone to see!The children will be able to sing along-side Billy Ocean, YolanDa Brown & Ruti.