Lons Infant School

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Welcome to Lons Infant School!



At Lons Infant School, we want children to explore and develop an appreciation of Music through singing, listening, playing tuned and untuned instruments, and composing music across a variety of styles and genres. At Lons we want the children to develop the skills to be confident communicators, where they share ideas, plan independently and collaboratively, begin to understand notation, practice and feel confident performing and sharing their work with others, all in order to develop a love of learning music. We use the ‘Sing Up’ scheme of work, and this enables children to understand and musical concepts through a repetition-based approach.



At Lons Infant School, we deliver the music curriculum through both class music lessons and a weekly whole school singing assembly. Music lessons follow the ‘Sing Up’ scheme of work for Reception & KS1. We listen to high quality stimuli to explore the different dimensions and skills of music and develop them using singing and instruments, with opportunities to apply the knowledge through composition and performance.


In KS1 children are taught music weekly, following the requirements of the National Curriculum. Children learn to develop the fundamental musical skills such as singing, composing, listening and appraising as well as developing their sense of rhythm and beat. Children are taught the language of music to support them to appraise it, understand how it is made, played and enjoyed.  Through songs and music, children learn about music and musicians from their own, and other countries. In addition to their weekly Music lesson, in the EYFS children explore the sounds of musical instruments through their own play and exploration.  They are able to create and change sounds using a range of instruments and sing or create their own songs.  There are lots of opportunities to sing rhymes and songs with their classes or with their friends informally.


The children at Lons participate in whole school performances such as Harvest Festival Assembly and a Christmas production. In the Summer term, Year 2 also rehearse and perform at ‘Ripley Music Festival’, alongside other local schools. In addition to the school curriculum, we also offer the children extra-curricular Music lessons, in both keyboard and ukulele. We have a Music Calendar at Lons, which provides a different genre of Music each week that is to be shared in class. This is designed to expose pupils to a variety of different genres, styles and cultures to broaden their Music repertoire.


Our Music Sticky Knowledge document that was created in collaboration with staff, builds on previous knowledge, vocabulary and skills to ensure each child progresses during their time with us from their various starting points.



Through our Music Curriculum, pupils will learn new musical skills and build on ones that they have learnt properly. We expose children to a wide range of music, through listening and practical activities. The impact of our Music curriculum will see children gaining the necessary skills to become confident musicians and performers, who are able to begin to compose, be aware of rhythm and beat, and talk about different music they listen to. We aim for children to be Expected in the Early Learning Goal for Expressive Arts and Design in Reception, and meet the end of Key Stage Expectations outlined in the National Curriculum for Music.


We measure the impact of our curriculum through:

  • Learning walks.
  • Use of pupil voice.
  • Recordings and photographs of children’s learning.
  • Reviewing and referring to Sticky Knowledge document with all staff.
  • Dialogue with colleagues.