Music: Upper Key Stage 2
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Children learn ‘Shosholoza’, a traditional South African song, play the accompanying chords using tuned percussion and learn to play the djembe.
Children explore the associations between music, sounds and colour, building up to composing and performing their own musical composition to represent Holi.
Children are introduced to this famous genre of music and its history, and learn to identify the key features and mood of Blues music and its importance and purpose.
Based on the theme of Ancient Egypt, children learn to identify the pitch and rhythm of written notes and experiment with notating their composition.
In this engaging topic, children learn about how dance music is created, focusing particularly on the use of loops.
Children are introduced to musical theatre, learning how singing, acting and dancing can be combined to give an overall performance.
Developing pitch, control and confidence when singing
Exploring rhythmic patterns in order to build a sense of pulse and using this understanding to create a composition.
Appraising the work of Mendelssohn and further developing the skills of improvisation and composition.
Children explore the musical concept of theme and variations and discover how rhythms can ‘translate’ onto different instruments.
Exploring and identifying the characteristics of film music. Creating a composition and graphic score to perform alongside a film.
Children spend the topic creating their very own leavers’ song personal to their experiences as a class.