What do we expect our children to learn in music by the end of each key stage?
In Early Years:
1.Listen with increased attention to sounds.
2.Respond to what they have heard, expressing their thoughts and feelings.
3.Remember and sing entire songs.
4.Sing the pitch of a tune sung by another person (‘pitch match’).
5.Sing the melodic shape (moving melody, such as up and down, down and up) of familiar songs.
6.Sing in a group or on their own.
7.Create their own songs or improvise a song around one they know.
8.Play instruments with increasing control to express their feelings and ideas .
Key stage 1
1.Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
2.Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
3.Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
4.Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music
Key Stage 2:
By the time our pupils leave our school, we aim for them to be able to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
We teach pupils to:
1.Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
2.Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
3.Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
4.Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
5.Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
6.Develop an understanding of the history of music.