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At Twynham Primary, we pride ourselves on our CreatorMusic Curriculum, which sees the children learn songs and use skills closely related to their topic activities in the classroom.

This sits happily alongside the more traditional musical skills of learning Harvest and Christmas songs, learning to play the recorder and the ukelele, and learning to read and write music.

Please see the table below for a detailed description of what you can expect your child to cover during their music lessons:

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

Use their voices in different ways, experimenting with High/Low/Loud and Quiet voices.

Sing songs from memory.

Learn to play percussion instruments with control and experiment with all the different ways they can produce sound.

Sing Harvest and Christmas songs.

Respond to long and short sounds and create long and short sounds using instruments and their voices.

Play a steady beat on a percussion instrument.

Learn to sing Easter songs.

Learn to play a percussion instrument with care and control.

Play more complex rhythms.

Follow signs and symbols which represent musical sounds.

Listen with attention to short pieces of music.

Year 1

Learn to play the Boom whacker musically.

Participate in group games and patterns and learn to follow melody lines.

Practice Frere Jacques in 4 parts culminating in group performance.

Learn to play Christmas songs on the Boomwhackers with percussion accompaniment.

Learn to sing Christmas songs expressively, with mainly accurate pitch and rhythm.

Use their voices expressively and creatively by speaking chants and rhymes.

Memorise the chant:

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Learn rhythmic patterns using words taken from the chant and play these on un-tuned percussion instruments musically.

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music to represent different ideas in the chant.

Create their own chant in groups with instrumental accompaniment based on this chant.

Viking music project involving singing Viking saga songs and creating their own rhythmic patterns and chants to accompany these.

Use their voices with mainly accurate pitch and sing expressively.

Listen with attention to short pieces of music and respond through art.

Identify musical elements in these pieces of music.

Play a steady beat on a percussion instrument with growing control.  

Year 2

Listening carefully to music by great composer Saint-Saens, The Carnival of the Animals.

Learn about the musical elements of dynamics, pitch and tempo.

Learn short melodies from the carnival of the animals on boom whackers and glockenspiels.

Compose their own music in response to the music they have been listening to.

Learn to sing Christmas songs expressively, with mainly accurate pitch and rhythm.

Begin to learn the recorder.

Playing activities and games.

Learn notes G, A, B, E.

Learn basic rhythmic notation of Crotchet, Minim and quavers and learn to play pieces from sheet music using these note durations.

Viking music project involving singing Viking saga songs and sequencing and ordering sounds to create their own piece of music to accompany a film clip from How to Train Your Dragon.

Use their voices expressively and creatively with attention to breathing and keeping to the beat.

Listen with attention to pieces of music, respond through art and begin to explain these responses using the musical elements of dynamics, pitch and tempo.

Play a steady beat on a percussion instrument with growing control.  

Year 3

African drumming and other tuned and un-tuned percussion.

Learn to play in group and solo ensemble contexts with increasing rhythmic accuracy.

Use a combination of staff notation (crotchets, quavers and minims) and graphic notation to perform and compose rhythmic pieces.

Learn about musical structures such as call and response and Binary form (A.B.)

Cross curricular music project linked to Topic of Egypt

Exploring the elements of dynamics and texture and begin to recognise musical symbols for dynamics.

Be able to listen with attention and describe the dynamics in a piece of music.

Be able to play a harmonic minor scale on a glockenspiel or keyboard.

Sing with control, mainly accurate pitch, clear diction and with dynamics.

Sing in a round.

Coral reefs and water music project.

Identify higher and lower sounds and rising and falling shapes in melodies.

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory 

Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Learn to play the Glockenspiel involving playing a melody and a chord progression and participating in group games and performances.

Year 4

African drumming and other tuned and un-tuned percussion.

Use a combination of staff notation (crotchets, quavers, minims and rests) and graphic notation to perform and compose rhythmic pieces.

Some will begin to use syncopated rhythms.

Learn about musical structures such as call and response, binary form and ternary form.

Learn about texture and use different textures in their pieces of music.

Cross curricular music project linked to Topic of Egypt

Exploring the elements of dynamics and texture and begin to recognise musical symbols for dynamics, and adjust their singing and instrument playing to reflect these symbols.

Be able to listen with attention and describe the dynamics and texture in a piece of music.

Be able to play a harmonic minor scale on a glockenspiel or keyboard and be able to recognise this scale when listening to music.

Use their singing voices with mainly accurate pitch, control and a good quality tone, adding expression and dynamics.

Sing in a round.

Learn to play rhythmic and vocal patterns by building on their knowledge of notation built so far.

 

Storm project (BBC ten pieces) - appreciate music drawn from great composers (Benjamin Britten).

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Learn to play the Ukulele.

Learn tuning and Chords C and F and A minor.

Picking patterns using open strings.

Sing at same time as strumming chords or picking a bass line.

Year 5

Learn the recorder: notes G, A, B, C, E.

Learn about rhythmic musical notation for crotchets, minims and quavers.

Begin to play pieces from sheet music, using a help sheet to work out the pitch of notes.

Learn a part in a group recorder piece and perform in time with the rest of the group.

Sing Harvest and Christmas songs.

Use their voices with control, accurate pitch and expression with an awareness of the song’s style, using clear diction.

Cross curricular project linked to Canada: Arctic Soundscapes.

Weather and Seasons project.

Learn about the history of music by looking at the Baroque period.

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. 

Use and understand staff and other musical notations learnt so far.

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

Machine Music

Learn to read graphic notation and to use this to order and record their own sequences of sounds which use the musical elements dynamics, duration, tempo, pitch and timbre.

Learn to play the Ukulele.

Learn tuning and Chords C and F and A minor and G major.

Picking patterns using open strings and stopped strings.

Sing at same time as strumming chords or picking a bass line.

Year 6

Samba project

Learn to play un-tuned percussion instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Use and understand staff and other musical notations.

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions.

Use their voices with accurate pitch, good quality tone, clear diction and expression with an awareness of style. Sing in a part song by wither singing an echo part or harmony part.

Journey into space project.

Learn about music history - Romantic era.

Appreciate music drawn from great composers (Holst).

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory, such as a change in pitch, texture or dynamics. Begin to describe a piece of music’s tempo and tonality (major or minor). 

Leaver’s production rehearsals.

For more information regarding individual music lessons, please click here.

For more information regarding the music curriculum detailed above, please contact the School Office in the first instance.