Music: Key Stage 1
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Children learn to identify the difference between the pulse and rhythm of a song and consolidate their understanding of these concepts through listening and performing activities.
Children use their bodies and instruments to listen and respond to pieces of classical music that represent animals.
Children journey into the unknown and explore space through music, movement, chanting and the playing of tuned percussion instruments.
Children make links between music, sounds and environments and use percussion, vocal and body sounds to represent calm or stormy seas.
Through fairy tales, children are introduced to the concept of timbre; learning that different sounds can represent characters and key moments in a story.
Learning how to identify high and low notes and to compose a simple tune, children investigate how tempo changes help tell a story and make music more exciting.
Learning a traditional African call and response song and to recognise simple notation. Composing animal-based call and response rhythms.
Children are introduced to the instruments of the orchestra and practice identifying these within a piece of music. Can be made COVID-19 appropriate.
Children learn to sing the song ‘Once a Man Fell in a Well’ and to play it using tuned percussion. Using letter notation to write a melody.
Creating sounds to represent three contrasting landscapes: seaside, countryside and city.
Developing understanding of musical language and how timbre, dynamics and tempo affect the mood of a song. Can be made COVID-19 appropriate.
Developing knowledge and understanding of dynamics, timbre, tempo and instruments. Learning to compose and play motifs.