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Breadth of Study


Controlling sounds through singing.

Sing simple songs with others or individually, remembering the melody and keeping in time. 

Perform in tune and with expression.

Controlling sounds by playing

Play notes on instruments clearly and including steps/ leaps in pitch

Improvise (including call and response) within a group using 1 or 2 notes.

Creating and developing musical ideas (composing)


Compose and perform melodies using two or three notes

Use sound to create abstract effects (including using ICT).

Create/ improvise repeated patterns (ostinati) with a range of instruments.

Effectively choose, order, combine and control sounds (texture/ structure).

Responding and reviewing (appraising)

 Internalise the pulse in music. 

Know the difference between pulse and rhythm.

Start to use musical dimensions vocabulary to describe music–duration, timbre, pitch, dynamics, tempo, texture, structure. 

Use these words to identify where music works well/ needs improving.

Listening and applying knowledge and understanding

Know number of beats in a minim, crotchet, quaver and semibreve and recognise symbols (duration).

Play with a sound-then symbol approach.

Use silence for effect and know symbol for a rest (duration).

Describe different purposes of music in history/ other cultures.