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Spiral Curriculum

Subject

Music

Autumn 1

Learning Aims

Year 1

My family

All pupils will experience body tapping sounds and be assisted to operate a switch to activate music

Most pupils will explore ways of using their body to create sounds

Some pupils will listen to household sounds and match objects to sounds

Year 2

Toys

All pupils will explore and respond to sound and vibrations

Most pupils will accompany a movement with an appropriate instrument eg stamp round the room whilst playing a drum

Some pupils will create their own sounds, vocally or with instruments, to accompany their movements

Year 3

Famous people

All pupils will encounter loud/quiet music

Most pupils will copy simple rhythmical  patterns

Some pupils will order symbols/pictures to create their own pattern of  loud/quietsounds,

Year 4

Clothes

All pupils will experience co-actively making long and short sounds

Most pupils will identify common objects that make long and short sounds. Eg long- food mixer, hair dryer and short- ticking of clock, tap on door

Some pupils will listen to music and identify instruments that

make  long and short sounds

Year 5

Ancient times

All pupils will experience performing as part of a large group. They will begin to “turn take”

Most pupils will create and imitate simple sounds working in pairs

Some pupils will observe and evaluate the performance of others and of themselves

Year 6

Houses and homes

All pupils will respond to vibrating instruments eg resonance boards

Most pupils will be able to recognise how different parts of a song fit together

Some pupils will be able to contribute to a class performance and help achieve a high quality performance

Spiral Curriculum

Subject

Music

Autumn 2

Learning Aims

Year 1

Christianity

All pupils will explore their voices in different ways, speaking, whispering and shouting

Most pupils will discover their singing voices

Some pupils will respond to requests to sing quickly, slowly, loudly, softly

Year 2

Special food

All pupils will encounter a range of musical instruments

Most pupils will show a preference for a particular instrument

Some pupils will look for different ways to play the instrument

Year 3

Judaism

All pupils will react to a range of body sounds

Most pupils will copy a simple rhythmic pattern

Some pupils will use their instruments to create long and short sounds

Year 4

Special places

All pupils will listen to a selection of music that links to specific special places, eg circus music, church bells,

Most pupils will begin to re-create sounds that relate to specific places

Some pupils will match music to different special places.eg church music to a church,

Year 5

Eastern religions

All pupils will listen to happy rousing music and quiet soothing music

Most pupils will understand that music can be played to evoke a specific emotion

Some pupils will respond appropriately to happy, sad, quiet and loud music

Year 6

Special books

All pupils will show an awareness of contrasting music, eg looking animated when listening to rousing music

Most pupils will be able to select an instrument to accompany a story, eg Peter and the Wolf

Some pupils will help to create the lyrics to their own songs- to tell a story

 

Spiral Curriculum

Subject

Music

 

Spring 1

Learning Aims

Year 1

Action rhymes

All pupils will show enjoyment of musical activity and begin to turn-take, either independently or co-actively with an adult

Most pupils will show an awareness of starting and stopping

Some pupils will imitate actions accurately

Year 2

Folk song

All pupils will be aware when music starts and stops, looking for cues

Most pupils will work as a member of a large group and know when it is their turn to start and stop

Some pupils will respond appropriately to simple folk dance patterns

Year 3

Weather

All pupils will attend to weather sounds and encounter sensory weather experiences eg water spray, ice cubes

Most pupils will  imitate weather sounds, eg bang drum to show thunder, shake rainmaker to indicate rain, flap cardboard to show wind

Some pupils will select their own weather pictures and compose weather sounds, either with their voices or instruments

Year 4

Europe

All pupils will listen to wide range of European music

Most pupils be able to clap a steady beat being played on a musical instrument

Some pupils will understand the difference between rhythm and pulse0..

Year 5

The Orchestra

All pupils will be encouraged to make sounds into the microphone and be assisted to respond to start/stop cues

Most pupils will perform music as an ensemble being aware of the other performers.

Some pupils will listen and comment on two contrasting arrangements of the same song. Name some instruments heard on an orchestral recording

Year 6

Rainforest

All pupils will react to contrasting sounds

Most pupils will investigate instruments, looking for different ways to produce different sounds

 

 

Some pupils will improvise their own rhythmic patterns  and suggest improvements

 

Spiral Curriculum

Subject

Music

 

Spring 2

Learning Aims

Year 1

Textures

All pupils will co-actively explore and show a response to sound and vibration, turning their head in the direction of the sound

Most pupils will manipulate a variety of instruments with physical prompts

Some pupils will recognise those instruments that make a scratchy, banging, metal sound

Year 2

Changes

All pupils will be assisted to imitate contrasting actions/sounds using a musical instrument

Most pupils will start and stop on request in response to hand signals or symbol cards

Some pupils will identify an unseen

musical instrument by listening to the sound of it.

Year 3

Construction

All pupils will encounter body tapping sensory experiences. Eg to the song “Johnny works with one hammer” They will co-actively manipulate an instrument to make a sound

Most pupils will accompany known songs, playing instruments in a way that replicates construction sounds

Some pupils will use their voices to make a range of long and short sounds- linked to construction

Year 4

Shadows

All pupils will

Most pupils will

Some pupils will

Year 5

Retail and leisure

All pupils will encounter and participate in  a range of singing games eg. Looby loo, Mulberry bush

Most pupils will identify different singing games and know what actions to perform

Some pupils will compose their own actions/words to accompany a singing game

Year 6

Space

All pupils will experience hearing their sounds on a tape recorder

Most pupils will identify “effects” eg echo sounds, reverberation sounds – ( 1950’s music)

Some pupils will combine sounds expressively to create a space journey

 

Spiral Curriculum

Subject

Music

Colour/Sculpture

Summer 1

Learning Aims

Year 1

Faces

All pupils will respond to a group of body sounds at a sensory level

Most pupils will copy a variety of body sounds

Some pupils will copy simple rhythmic pattern eg stamp clap stamp clap

Year 2

Animals

All pupils will play a musical instrument

Most pupils will join in music making activities by selecting a preferred musical instrument

Some pupils will name one musical instrument

Year 3

Circus

Unit 7

Exploring timbre, tempo and dynamics

All pupils will respond to sounds and select sounds to achieve an effect, will respond to changes in timbre, pitch, tempo and dynamics

Most pupils will make strong contrasts in sounds

Some pupils will recognise how sounds can be combined to create a wider range of sounds

Year 4

Nature

All pupils will experience changes in pitch ( high /low sounds)

Most pupils will listen to high/low sounds and imitate them using voice or instrument

Some pupils will go for a “voice walk “ both up and down the scale

Year 5

Landscapes

All pupils will encounter mood music and indicate they would like “more”

Most pupils will listen to a piece of music and say if it makes them feel happy or sad

Some pupils will begin to describe how the music makes them feel

Year 6

Robots

All pupils will activate a musical switch toy and respond to adult tapping a strong regular pulse on their legs/arms/hands

Most pupils will use a variety of metal instruments to recreate sounds of familiar household appliances

Some pupils will create and develop ideas connected to a robot. They will move like a robot and use their voices in a robotic way

 

Spiral Curriculum

Subject

Music

Colour/Sculpture

Summer 2

Learning Aims

Year 1

The farm

All pupils will listen to farm animal sounds on an audio tape and match animal to picture

Most pupils will identify farm animal  sounds  and  use voices to make farmyard animal noises

Some pupils will create own sounds to match movement of farm animals. Eg heavy, light, sounds

Year 2

Seaside

All pupils will show an awareness of music starting and stopping

Most pupils will explore changing sounds, starting and stopping on request

Some pupils will respond to stop/go flag, when playing musical instruments

Year 3

Town and country

All pupils will encounter different sounds, made by different instruments ( timbre )

Most pupils will show enjoyment of playing instruments by reaching out to play one

Some pupils will be aware of the different level of noise made by different instruments

Year 4

Transport

All pupils will show enjoyment of a musical activity

Most pupils will reach out for preferred instrument

Some pupils will be able to point out which instrument has made the sound

Year 5

Rivers and mountains

All pupils will experience copying rhythms (clapping)

Most pupils will copy rhythms ( playing instruments)

Some pupils will create their own rhythms

Year 6

Hot and cold places

All pupils will have opportunities to contribute to group music-making sessions

Most pupils will take turns conducting a group of children who are playing instruments

Some pupils will suggest changes or improvements to the way the group is playing

 

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