Music Curriculum

The content of the curriculum for Music

Year 1

Singing and using voices expressively, speaking chants and rhymes.
Playing untuned percussion instruments with some control
Listening to live and recorded music with growing concentration and answering questions about musical elements
Experimenting and creating sounds

Year 2

Singing and using voices expressively and creatively, speaking chants and rhymes.
Playing un-tuned and tuned percussion instruments with greater control
Listening with concentration to a greater range of live and recorded music and answering questions about musical elements
Creating, selecting and combining sounds.

Year 3

Play in ensemble contexts, using voices and instruments with increasing control.
Compose music
Listen to and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
Begin to use musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of live and recorded music from different traditions

Year 4

Play and perform in ensemble contexts, using voices and playing instruments with increasing control and accuracy
Improvise and compose music
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
Use and interpret musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of live and recorded music from different traditions and composers.

Year 5

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.
Improvise and compose music
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
Use and understand staff and other musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of live and recorded music from different traditions, composers and musicians.
Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Year 6

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
Improvise and compose music
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
Use and understand staff and other musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of live and recorded music from different traditions, composers and musicians.
Develop an understanding of the history of music.