- To listen to and describe music
Pupils should be taught to:
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
Before the lesson
Pupils needing extra support: Can work alongside a more able pupil or a Teaching Assistant (TA)*, who will be able to remind them of the features they are looking for.
*Ensure that any TAs have listened to the tracks and know the features the children are expected to recognise.
Pupils working at greater depth: Use direct questioning to give children an opportunity to use musical terminology learned throughout their time at primary school to describe the features of the music such as Italian terms for dynamics (forte, piano, crescendo, diminuendo) and The speed of the music (presto, allegro, largo, accelerando, ritardando).