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Primary Music Curriculum

MUSIC AT FOUNDATION STAGE AND KEY STAGE ONE – AN OVERVIEW

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Early Years

 

 

 

 

1.Special people- singing echo songs, performing to a steady beat, move, sing and play songs at different speeds

2.Going places-performing raps using high and low voices, singing songs with steps and leaps accompanied by percussion instruments

3.Christmas concert preparation- rehearsing songs for the concert. Choreograph class performance

1.Moving patterns-African passing game, game-songs and chants, dumplings-Caribbean ‘call and response’ song.

2.Working world-exploring sound and matching animal movements to sounds

3.Growth and change-using percussion to create moods and songs with different sound effects

1.Our senses-matching actions, vocal and instrumental sounds to experiences at certain times of the day, recognising and exploring how sounds can be made and changed. Making a variety of sounds with paper. Teddy bears’ picnic-matching body actions to playing instruments

Prepare and rehearse for summer music concert

Year 1

1.Sounds interesting-exploring and controlling sounds, using voice and instruments, making sequences of sounds

2.The long and the short of it-making sounds of different duration using voice and instruments, using instruments to make long and short sounds

3.Christmas concert preparation- rehearsing songs for the concert. Choreograph class performance

1.Feel the pulse-how to control a beat, what is meant by rhythm, how to recall and copy rhythm

2.Taking off-what is meant by pitch, respond to changes in pitch, relating sounds to symbols

3.What’s the score-learning about classroom instruments, identifying different ways to make sounds

1.Glockenspiels-learning how sounds can be used descriptively, how sounds can be combined, combining sounds within simple structures, creating a class composition.

Preparation and rehearsals for summer music concert.

Year 2

1.The long and the short of it-Making sounds of different duration on percussion instruments, recalling and copying rhythm patterns

2.Feel the pulse-what is meant by pulse, rhythm and copying and creating rhythm patterns based on words and phrases

3.Christmas concert preparation- rehearsing songs for the concert. Choreographing class performance

1.Taking off-controlling the pitch of the voice, responding to changes in pitch

2.Recorders-identifying different ways instruments make sounds

3.Recorders -using music to describe an environment, how sounds can be changed

1.Recorders-creating a class composition, expressive use of sounds to illustrate a scene

 

Prepare and rehearse for summer music concert

 

MUSIC AT KEY STAGE TWO – AN OVERVIEW

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Year 3

1.Animal magic-using musical elements to describe animals

2.Play it again-rhythmic patterns and symbols

3.Christmas concert preparation- rehearsing songs for the concert. Choreographing class performance

1.Recorders-class presentation of rhythmic elements

2. Recorders--pentatonic scales

3. Recorders-sound-illustrating mood and texture in music

1. Recorders--creating rhythmic ostinato

Prepare and rehearse for summer music concert

Year 4

1.Play it again-repeated patterns

2.The class orchestra-exploring rhythmic patterns

3.Christmas concert preparation- rehearsing songs for the concert. Choreographing class performance

1. Recorders--exploring melodic phrases, playing melodies that fit together

2. Recorders--combining sounds to make textures, how emotion is used in music

1. Recorders-Salt vinegar pepper mustard-using an ostinato, setting words to music

2. Recorders--using narration with sounds and movement expressively

Rehearse summer music concert

Year 5

1.Cyclic patterns-how different patterns can fit together

2.Roundabout-creating class performance

3.Christmas concert preparation- rehearsing songs for the concert. Choreographing class performance

1. Recorders--composing a soundscape

2. Recorders--Yourvision song contest

1. Recorders--achieving a high quality performance

2. Recorders-pulse, metre and rhythm

Rehearse and prepare for summer music concert

 

Year 6

1.Roundabout-performing an ostinato

2.Journey into space-creating a composition

3.Christmas concert preparation- rehearsing songs for the concert. Choreographing class performance

1.Recorders-composing short song to own lyrics

2.Recorders-Gamelan and different patterns

1.Recorders -performing songs in two parts

2.Recorders-silent movie compositions

Rehearse and prepare for summer music concert