Music

Key
Stage
Year
Key Stage 1 1
  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and chanting rhymes e.g. singing assemblies, performances, within the curriculum such as phonics and literacy
  • Play untuned instruments musically e.g percussion in time with songs and rhymes
  • Listen with concentration e.g. Music in and out of assembly/star of the week, regularly changing the “tidy up” music and discussing it afterwards, short sessions in class to listen to music and discus

 

2
  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and chanting rhymes e.g. singing assemblies, performances, within the curriculum such as phonics and literacy
  • Play tuned instruments musically e.g sounds in time with songs and rhymes
  • Listen with concentration e.g. Music in and out of assembly/star of the week, regularly changing the “tidy up” music and discussing it afterwards, short sessions in class to listen to music and discuss.
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music. E.g. 2Simple toolkit (found under all programmes on your computer.)

 

Lower Key Stage 2 3
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions, great composers and musicians. E.g. Visiting musicians, trips to see people/bands perform (such as Ellis Guilford school.) Music in and out of assembly, listening to music in class and having time to reflect and discuss.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music. E.g. Finding music that ties in with the topic being taught.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. E.g. listening to and repeating rhymes and phrases and beginning to make their own topic related phrases.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations e.g. music being represented by a series of notes that appear as dots, where different notes are placed on sheet music and each note is represented by a letter (FACE and EGBDF)
4
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions, great composers and musicians. E.g. Visiting musicians, trips to see people/bands perform (such as Ellis Guilford school.) Music in and out of assembly, listening to music in class and having time to reflect and discuss.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music. E.g. Finding music that ties in with the topic being taught.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. E.g. listening to and repeating rhymes and phrases and beginning to make their own topic related phrases.
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble concerts using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notation e.g. timings and technical terms for different types of notes e.g. crotchet, quaver.
  • All children learn a musical instrument with wider opps teachers, leading to a performance at the concert hall.

 

Upper Key Stage 2 5
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions, great composers and musicians. E.g. Visiting musicians, trips to see people/bands perform (such as Ellis Guilford school.) Music in and out of assembly, listening to music in class and having time to reflect and discuss.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music. E.g. Finding music that ties in with the topic being taught.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. E.g. listening to and repeating rhymes and phrases and beginning to make their own topic related phrases.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music. E.g. 2Simple/2Compose and Mac software.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notation. Use 2Compose with increasing understanding to create a piece of music.

Smaller group teaching is available for children who show in interest in a particular instrument.

6
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions, great composers and musicians. E.g. Visiting musicians, trips to see people/bands perform (such as Ellis Guilford school.) Music in and out of assembly, listening to music in class and having time to reflect and discuss.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music. E.g. Finding music that ties in with the topic being taught.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. E.g. listening to and repeating rhymes and phrases and beginning to make their own topic related phrases.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music. E.g. 2Simple/2Compose and Mac software.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notation. Use 2Compose with increasing understanding to create a piece of music.

Smaller group teaching is available for children who show in interest in a particular instrument.
Children will also work towards a final performance as part of the year 6 leavers assembly.

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Minver Crescent
Nottingham
NG8 5PN

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