Music Lessons by KS2 Year Group

Year 3 Music Lessons

The following objectives will be covered during curriculum music lessons delivered by staff at the Bromley Youth Music Trust.

Singing:

 

Sing songs with confidence in a variety of styles

  • Sing songs in a variety of styles
  • Show increasing accuracy of pitch
  • Show an awareness of the shape of the melody
  • Imitate increasingly longer phrases
  • Understand that posture, breathing and diction are important
  • Demonstrate an awareness of character or style in performance
  • Chant or sing a song (or round) in 2 simple parts
  • Follow simple hand directions from a leader
  • Recognise simple structures of songs (verse/chorus)
  • Recognise longer-shorter/faster-slower/higher-lower sounds
  • Compose actions (and words) to go with songs
  • Listen with concentration to longer pieces/extracts of music

Instruments:

 

Sing, clap and play a variety of tunes made of up minims, crotchets and pairs of quavers, and confidently play at least 4 notes on the recorder

 

Year 3 will have a term of recorder lessons this year

  • Keep a steady beat on an instrument in a group or individually
  • Copy a variety of rhythms
  • Read a variety of rhythms using simple notations
  • Play a number of tunes on the recorder, using at least 4 notes
  • Begin to recognise notes on the treble staff
  • Copy a short melodic phrase by ear
  • Perform as an individual (in class)
  • Perform as a group to an audience
  • Recognise simple structures of songs (verse/chorus)
  • Recognise longer-shorter/faster-slower/higher-lower sounds
  • Identify repetition in music, both by ear and by notation
  • Compose short phrases of music

Terminology to be covered:

 

Pitch, tempo, melody, harmony, dynamics, rests, ostinato, beat/pulse, rhythm

 

         

Year 4 Music Lessons

The following objectives will be covered during weekly singing assemblies with Miss Wilcox and curriculum music lessons delivered by staff at the Bromley Youth Music Trust.

Singing:

 

Sing songs with confidence in a variety of styles with an increasing awareness of tone and the shape of the melody

  • Sing songs in a variety of styles, with an increasing awareness of tone and the shape of the melody
  • Sing songs showing musical expression (phrasing, changes of speed and dynamics)
  • Imitate increasingly longer phrases
  • Be aware of posture, diction and breathing when singing
  • Demonstrate an awareness of character or style in performance
  • Sing two/three part rounds with more confidence and increasing pitch accuracy
  • Follow simple hand directions from a leader (stopping/starting, playing faster/slower, louder/quieter)
  • Recognise simple structures of songs (verse/chorus/bridge)
  • Recognise longer-shorter/faster-slower/higher-lower sounds
  • Listen with concentration to longer pieces/extracts of music
  • Compose short phrases of music
  • Describe music using appropriate musical language

 

Instruments:

 

Year 4 will have a term of recorder lessons amongst using other instruments throughout the year.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in Band on the Run and/or Strings Attached.

They will also take part in a composition project for a term.

  • Keep a steady beat on an instrument in a group or individually
  • Maintain different ostinato patterns against a steady beat
  • Read an increasing variety of rhythms using simple notations
  • Begin to recognise more notes on the treble staff
  • Copy short melodic phrases by ear
  • Perform as an individual (in class)
  • Perform as a group to an audience with increasing confidence
  • Play music in a metre of two or three time
  • Recognise longer-shorter/faster-slower/higher-lower sounds
  • Identify repetition in music, both by ear and by notation
  • Compose short phrases of music
  • Describe music using appropriate musical language

 

 

Terminology to be covered:

 

Pitch, tempo, melody, harmony, dynamics, rests, ostinato, beat/pulse, rhythm

         

 

Year 5 Music Lessons

The following objectives will be covered during weekly singing assemblies with Miss Wilcox and curriculum music lessons delivered by staff at the Bromley Youth Music Trust.

 

Singing:

Sing simple 2 part songs with confidence. Perform with attention to phrasing, dynamics and pitch

  • Sing confidently in a variety of styles, with expression
  • Communicate the meaning and mood of a song effectively
  • Sing a simple 2 part (homophonic) song with confidence
  • Maintain own part in a round (in 3 or 4 parts)

 

  • Listen with concentration to longer pieces/extracts of music
  • Compose short phrases of music
  • Describe music using appropriate musical language
  • Know what makes a good performance

 

Instruments:

Read simple rhythms and notes with confidence and play at least 5 notes in a variety of songs.

 

(Glockenspiels etc.)

  • Keep a steady beat on an instrument in a group or individually
  • Read an increasing variety of rhythms using simple notations
  • Read and play a selection of notes with confidence from conventional notation
  • Copy longer melodic phrases by ear
  • Perform as an individual (in class)
  • Perform as a group to an audience with increasing confidence
  • Play music in different metres
  • Play music in 2 parts, maintaining own part
  • Recognise longer-shorter/faster-slower/higher-lower sounds
  • Identify repetition in music, both by ear and by notation
  • Compose short phrases of music
  • Describe music using appropriate musical language

 

Terminology to be covered:

Pitch, tempo, melody, harmony, dynamics, rests, ostinato, beat/pulse, rhythm

 

 

 

Year 6 Music Lessons

The following objectives will be covered during weekly singing assemblies with Miss Wilcox and curriculum music lessons delivered by staff at the Bromley Youth Music Trust.

 

Singing:

Sing 2 part songs with confidence. Perform with attention to phrasing, dynamics and pitch

  • Sing confidently in a variety of styles, with expression
  • Communicate the meaning and mood of a song effectively
  • Sing a 2 part (homophonic) song with confidence
  • Maintain own part in a round (in 3 or 4 parts)
     
  • Recognise structures of songs (verse/chorus/bridge/rounds)
  • Listen with concentration to longer pieces/extracts of music
  • Compose different phrases of music
  • Describe music using appropriate musical language

 

Instruments:

Read a wider range of notes on the stave, and play a variety of songs in 2 and 3 parts

  • Keep a steady beat on an instrument in a group or individually
  • Read an increasing variety of rhythms using simple notations
  • Read and play with confidence from conventional notation
  • Copy longer melodic phrases by ear
  • Perform as an individual (in class)
  • Perform as a group to an audience with increasing confidence
  • Play music in different metres
  • Play music in 2 and 3 parts, maintaining own part
  • Recognise longer-shorter/faster-slower/higher-lower sounds
  • Identify repetition in music, both by ear and by notation
  • Compose short phrases of music
  • Describe music using appropriate musical language

 

 

Terminology to be covered:

Pitch, tempo, melody, harmony, dynamics, rests, ostinato, beat/pulse, rhythm