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Breadth of Study


Controlling sounds through singing.


Sing a separate part in group performance, keeping in time with the group, e.g. sing or play a part in a round.

Perform with an awareness of tempo, dynamic and musical style.

Evaluate different types of singing (gospel choir, rock band, solo voices) and give their preferences.

Controlling sounds by playing


Perform in solo and ensemble contexts using a variety of techniques, confidently, expressively and in tune.

Lead a call and response pattern involving 3 notes.

Creating and developing musical ideas (composing)


Compose and perform melodies using four or five notes. 

Create own songs (raps- structure).

Use a variety of different musical devices including melody, rhythms and chords. Record own compositions.

Identify where to place emphasis and accents in a song to create effects (duration)

Responding and reviewing (appraising)

Know how pulse, rhythm and pitch fit together.

Use a range of words to describe music (eg. duration, timbre, pitch, dynamics, tempo, texture, structure, beat, rhythm, metre, silence, riff, ostinato, melody, harmony, chord, flat, sharp, dotted rhythm, staccato, legato, crescendo, diminuendo).

Use these words to identify strengths and weaknesses in own and others’ music

Listening and applying knowledge and understanding

Create music with an understanding of how lyrics, melody, rhythms and accompaniments work together effectively (pitch/texture/ structure).

Read/ work out the musical stave (notes as Year 4).

Perform songs in a way that reflects the meaning of the words, the venue and sense of occasion so that the audience appreciates it.

Describe different purposes of music in history/ other cultures.