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Music Curriculum 2020 2021

Intent:

At the Federation of Bedenham and Primary Schools, it is our intention to make music an exciting, creative and enjoyable subject, that allows children to listen, sing, play, evaluate and analyse music.

In addition, the children will have an opportunity to compose their own music across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres. Our main objective is to enable children to develop their own curiosity for this subject and deepen children’s awareness of different types of music as well their composers.

Finally, we are committed in facilitating our children to be able to understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and support them in being able to use their musical skills, knowledge and experiences in a variety of different contexts in and out of school. To facilitate this, it is our intention to look for opportunities for our children to experience live music in the form of concerts and workshops by musicians as well as help our children understand how music is put together in studios. Opportunities will be planned for across each key stage and key events such as Harvest and Easter will be assigned to different year groups that will present their performances to their parents and wider audiences in the community.

 

Year 1/2 Cycle A Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
 

Queens – Music of the Time – How do composers make each Queen seem important?
During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:
Use of voice expressively and creatively – sing with a sense of the shape of a melody

Play tuned and untuned instruments – perform simple patterns and accompaniments keeping to a steady pulse

Listen with concentration and understanding – reflect on music and say how it makes people feel, act and move

Experiment, with create, select and combine sounds – explore changes in pitch to communicate an idea

Music linked to the Great Fire of London – Key skill: crescendo

During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:

• Use of voice expressively and creatively – perform songs using creativity and expression and create dramatic effect

• Play tuned and untuned instruments – recognise and explore how sounds can be organised

• Listen with concentration and understanding – notice how music can be used to create different moods and effects and how to communicate ideas

• Experiment, with create, select and combine sounds – choose carefully and order sounds in a beginning, middle and end.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1/2 Cycle B    

Drumming
Key Skill: Beat
During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:
Use of voice expressively and creatively – perform songs using creativity and expression and create dramatic effect

Play tuned and untuned instruments – understand how to control playing a musical instrument so that they sound as they should

Listen with concentration and understanding – listen and understand how to improve own composition

Experiment, with create, select and combine sounds – create short musical patterns (call and response)



Compare and Contrast Space Music
Key Skill: Instrumentation
During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:
Use of voice – discover how the voice can produce rhythm and pulse, high and low (pitch) to create different effects

Play tuned and untuned instruments – repeat and investigate simple beats and rhythms

Listen with concentration and understanding – choose sounds to represent different things (ideas, thoughts, feelings and moods)

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds – investigate making sounds that are very different ( loud and quiet, high and low)



Year 3/4 Cycle A Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Children will receive Listen to Me from Hampshire Music Service across the Academic Year and will have the opportunity to learn a different instrument every term.
Main Foci:
 Names of instruments
 Rhythm
 Pitch
 Tone
 Form
Year 3/4 Cycle B

Autumn 1

Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Children will receive Listen to Me from Hampshire Music Service across the Academic Year and will have the opportunity to learn a different instrument every term.
Main Foci:
 Names of instruments
 Rhythm
 Pitch
 Tone
 Form
Year 5/6 Cycle A Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
 

Shakespearean Music – A study to explore how music is used to add tension in performances
Key Skill:: Dynamics
During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:
Play and Perform – create songs with an understanding of the relationship between lyrics and melody

Improvise and compose Music – use the venue and sense of occasion to create performances that are well appreciated by the audience

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds – notice and explore how music reflects different intentions

Use and understand musical notation – know and use standard musical notation of crotchet, minim and semibreve to indicate how many beats to play

Appreciate and understand a wide range of live and recorded music – N/A

Develop an understanding of the History of Music – notice and explore how music reflects time, place and culture

Ancient Egyptian music – A study to identify how music is used in films set in Ancient Egypt and identify what purpose the music has.
During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:
Play and Perform – sustain a drone or melodic ostinato to accompany singing

Improvise and compose Music – improvise melodic and rhythmic material with given structures

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds – notice, comment, compare and explore how music reflects different intentions

Use and understand musical notation – know and use standard musical notation of crotchet, minim and semibreve to indicate how many beats to play

Appreciate and understand a wide range of live and recorded music – explain evaluate how musical elements, features and styles can be used together to compose music

Develop an understanding of the History of Music – understand and express opinions on the different cultural meanings and purpose of music.

Year 5/6 Cycle B Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
 

Body Percussion
During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:
Use of voice expressively and creatively – maintain a simple part within a group

Play tuned and untuned instruments – perform simple patterns and accompaniments keeping to a steady pulse

Listen with concentration and understanding – reflect on music and say how it makes people feel, act and move

Experiment, with create, select and combine sounds – explain how musical elements can be used together to compose music

String Enquiry – Explore how an orchestra is put together and why – What if the traditional set up was changed?
During this unit the following Learning Goals will be covered:
Play and perform – Play notes on instruments with care so they sound clear

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds – notice, analyse and explore the way sounds can be combined and used expressively

Appreciate and understand a wide range of live music and recorded music – begin to recognise and identify instruments and numbers of instruments and voices being played

Develop and understanding of the history of music – understand that the sense of occasion affects the performance