Denfield Park Primary School

Learning and Growing Together


Welcome to Music at Denfield!


The music curriculum itself sits within the International Primary Curriculum.  (For further details, please refer to the Creative Curriculum page in this section).  Further study to support learning is achieved through units from the new Charanga scheme, which has been launched this year to meet new curriculum guidelines.

In addition to this, the school have strong links with NMPAT (Northants Music and Performing Art Trust) The children gain great musical experience from these workshops and the experience often prompts the children to pursue music lessons.


NMPAT also provide us with peripatetic teachers who come into school to teach instruments each week.  We can offer lessons for the following instruments:

  • violin
  • cello
  • guitars
  • keyboards
  • recorder
  • flute
  • clarinet


If your child is interested in playing an instrument, please contact Lisa Fleckney  for further details.


Denfield Park Primary is very much a singing school.  As a whole school, we explore different musical genres throughout the year during themed weeks where children are exposed to different styles of music.  The children also enjoy performing songs as part of their class assemblies. 


‘As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.’

(Dept. for Education National curriculum in England: music programme of study , 11.9.13)


As part of the new curriculum requirements, the children are being introduced to a wide range of music genres including classical canons, opera, rock, pop, country, folk and many modern styles, in assemblies.  Opportunities for composing arise in our new computing units (see the ‘computing’ page for further details).  We follow the Charanga Scheme of music. 


Denfield Park Primary school has an amazing KS2 choir. Previously the choir has performed at the Castle theatre and took part in community performances such as Christmas carol singing. After a long break due to covid, we are very excited to get the opportunity to begin performing in the wider community again. 


All music study, both curricular and extra-curricular, contributes towards the Artsmark award that the school has achieved; we are very proud of the contribution that so many children have made.  


If you have any queries about Music or associated clubs, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Victoria Farrar


Useful links:

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust