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Music Topics by Year

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Sycamore

(year 1)

 In music the children will learn to listen to music with understanding and direction, recognise styles of music as well as being able to find, pulse, rhythm and pitch etc. They will begin to learn the correct musical vocabulary, work together in a band/ ensemble and play instrumental parts with increasing confidence and progression.

During the first half term we will be exploring ‘Rhythm in the way we walk’ and ‘The Banana rap’. This is in the style of ‘Reggae’ and ‘Hip Hop’. The children will have the opportunity to explore; pulse (steady beat), rhythm (long and short sounds), pitch (high and low sounds), tempo (fast and slow), dynamics (loud and quiet), timbre (the character of the sound), texture (layers of sound) and structure – how the sections are ordered. The children will listen and appraise, take part in musical activities and finally perform. 

  During the second half term, we will be exploring ‘In the Groove’. The children will have the opportunity to explore; pulse (steady beat), rhythm (long and short sounds), pitch (high and low sounds), tempo (fast and slow), dynamics (loud and quiet), timbre (the character of the sound), texture (layers of sound) and structure – how the sections are ordered. The children will listen and appraise, take part in musical activities and finally perform.   

 

The children will be exploring ‘Round and Round’.  All of our work in this unit will focus on this one Bossa Nova Latin style song. The children will have the opportunity to explore; pulse (steady beat), rhythm (long and short sounds), pitch (high and low sounds), tempo (fast and slow), dynamics (loud and quiet), timbre (the character of the sound), texture (layers of sound) and structure – how the sections are ordered. The children will listen and appraise, take part in musical activities and finally perform.   

Beech

(years 2)




Elm

(year 3)

This year, the children will learn performance techniques for the Blackburn Cathedral Outreach project. This term, through song, the children will learn to understand what chromatic melodies are and sing them with control. They will communicate lyrics effectively by singing with clear diction. They will also have the experience of listening to a wide range of live and recorded music as the outreach workers from Blackburn visit our school each half-term to conduct a music workshop. 

 This term, the children will learn to show awareness of musical texture through song by singing in unison and in harmony, as well as thinking about different parts.They will also think about the beat whilst singing.

 

Willow

(years 4)

Music lessons will be delivered by a specialist from Broughton Music Academy.  Children will study a great composer and develop an understanding of the history of music.  They will also improvise and compose music.  Children will continue with recorders this half term.

 Children will continue to be taught by Broughton Music Academy this half term.

Children will continue with recorders this half term including creating and following small pieces of music both individually and within a small and large group.

  Music will continue to be taught by Broughton Music Academy.  Here children will look at specific aspects of music and composers and replicate and create melodies individually, in a small group or as an ensemble.

Oak

(years 5 and 6)

This term the children will be taught music by Broughton Music Academy. Oak class will study a great composer and develop an understanding of the history of music.  They will also improvise and compose music.  Children will continue with recorders this half term.

 The children will be taught music by Broughton Music Academy. Oak class will continue to develop performance skills using recorders, glockenspiels and percussion instruments. Pupils will look at the classical composer Mozart. Children will find out about his life, musical achievements and will listen to some of his compositions.