Music Curriculum

Year 3

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To recognise the parts of my instruments and how to hold it

 

Listening

  • String piece

 

Performing

  • Plucked open strings

Week 3

Outcome

  • To recall the correct hand positions and parts of my instrument

 

Listening

  • Orchestral pieces

 

Performing/Singing

  • Rhythm songs

Week 4

Outcome

  • To distinguish between different sounds and notes

 

Listening

  • 12 bar blues

 

Performing/Singing

  • 12 bar blues
  • Copy Cat

Week 5

Outcome

  • To demonstrate a range of different sounds and notes

 

Listening

  • Jazz and blues

 

Performing

  • Copy Cat

Week 6

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to hold the bow correctly

 

Performing

  • Rosin rap
  • Trick or Treat

Week 7

Outcome

  • To play a range of notes using the correct bow hold

 

Performing

  • Four on each string
  • Trick or Treat
  • Rosin rap

Week 7

Outcome

  • To revise musical terminology

 

Performing

  • Four on each string

Week 1

Outcome

  • To demonstrate an awareness of others in my ensemble when performing

 

Performing

  • Anna Lou
  • Four on each string

Week 2

Outcome

  • To control my bow whilst playing different notes

 

Performing

  • Circles in the air

Week 3

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to control my bow whilst performing

Week 4

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to  pluck the strings and control my bow whilst playing different notes

Performing

  • Jingle bells

Week 5

Outcome

  • To rehearse  a number of pieces as part of an ensemble

Week 6

Outcome

  • To refine and perform a number of pieces as part of an ensemble

Week 7

Outcome

  • To perform as a class ensemble

 

Performing

  • Various piece form the term and a variety of seasonal fair

Week 1

Outcome

  • To revise correct playing techniques and perform

 

Performing

  • Way Up High

Week 2

Outcome

  • To recognise how to use the 1st finger on the strings

Week 3

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to use the 1st finger on the strings

 

Performing

  • 1st finger rag

Week 4

Outcome

  • To perform with confidence  using the 1st finger

 

Performing

  • Busy Fingers

Week 5

Outcome

  • To rehearse and revise learned songs

 

Performing

  • D and E March

Week 6

Outcome

  • To perform in a concert and assessment

 

Performing

  • Variety of pieces  to demonstrate control and understanding

Week 1

Outcome

  • To revise and perform range of pieces

 

Performing

  • Have You Ever

Week 2

Outcome

  • To recognise how  elbow movement relates to performing

 

Performing

  • Fiddle Faddle

Week 3

Outcome

  • To develop elbow movement and bow control
  • To demonstrate an understanding of how to read different notes

 

Performing

  • In Flight
  • Hundred Pipers

Week 4

Outcome

  • To improvise and compose independently
  • To demonstrate my understanding of different notes in my own composition

 

Performing

  • Hoe Down

Week 5

Outcome

  • To improvise and compose independently
  • To demonstrate my understanding of different notes in my own composition

 

Performing

  • Back stretcher

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess my understanding of composing, listening and performing

 

Concert

  • To perform all known notes and pieces on the instruments

Week 1

Outcome

  • To use the 1st finger to perform a range of  new notes

 

Performing

  • Fiddle faddle
  • Back scratcher

Week 2

Outcome

  • To demonstrate confidence using 1st finger

 

Performing

  • Copy Cat
  • Do Ray Me

Week 3

Outcome

  • To perform a range of pieces using 1st finger

 

Performing

  • Lazy Days
  • Copy Cat
  • Summer Sun
  • Hot Cross Buns

Week 4

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to read musical notation when performing new pieces

 

Performing

  • Red Parrot
  • Green Parrot

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify the use of the 2nd finger when playing

 

Performing

  • Hazy days
  • Au Clare de la Lune

Week 6

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to play with the 2nd finger

 

Performing

  • Quick March

Week 1

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to use 1st and 2nd fingers to change the notes, listening to the pitch

 

Performing

  • Two to Tango

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify how to use the 3rd finger correctly and demonstrate controlled change

 

Performing

  • Twinkle twinkle

Week 3

Outcome

  • To reflect on the skills I have learnt in order to read music and perform

 

Performing

  • Twinkle twinkle

Week 4

Outcome

  • To rehearse as a class ensemble

Week 5

Outcome

  • To rehearse as a class ensemble

Week 6

Outcome

  • To perform in front of an audience

Year 4

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To produce  a sound on both instruments

 

Listening

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto
  • Mozart Flute Concerto

 

Performing

  • Try out clarinet

Week 3

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to stand and sit the correct way when playing

 

Listening

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto
  • Mozart Flute Concerto

 

Performing

  • Three note shuffle
  • Try out flute week

Week 4

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to assemble and disassemble both the clarinet and the flute

 

Listening

  • Mozart  Clarinet Concerto
  • Mozart Flute Concerto

 

Performing

  • Three note shuffle
  • Assign  instruments record numbers

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify the different parts when assembling and disassembling both the clarinet and the flute

 

Listening

  • Copland Rodeo

 

Performing

  • Three note shuffle
  • Head joint on flute
  • Clarinet sounds

Week 6

Outcome

  • To produce  a clear sound and put ensure I hold my instrument correctly

 

Listening

  • Copland Rodeo

 

Performing

  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Head joint/whole instrument songs

Week 7

Outcome

  • To make a clear sound and ensure I hold my instrument correctly

 

Listening

  • Copland Rodeo

 

Performing

  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Simple tunes on the instrument
  • Can you put that one together?

Week 8

Outcome

  • To recognise notes on a stave and be able to name them

 

Listening

  • Vocal acapella pieces

Week 1

Outcome

  • To recognise notes on the stave and to be able to name them

 

Listening

  • Big Band piece

 

Performing

  • Jingle bells

Week 2

Outcome

  • To know where the notes are on my music and to be able to name them

 

Listening

  • Big Band pieces

 

Performing

  • Jingle Bells

Week 3

Outcome

  • To perform a piece of well-known music as part of a class ensemble

 

Listening

  • Big Band pieces

 

Performing

  • Jingle bells
  • Hot Cross Buns

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compose a simple piece
  • Structure
  • Notes
  • Sound

 

Listening

  • Big Band pieces

 

Performing

  • Jingle bells
  • Hot Cross Buns

Week 5

Outcome

  • To compose a simple piece
  • Structure
  • Notes
  • Sound

 

Listening

  • Big Band pieces 

 

Performing

  • Jingle bells
  • Hot Cross Buns

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compose a simple piece
  • Structure
  • Notes
  • Sound

 

Listening

  • Big Band pieces

 

Performing

  • Jingle bells
  • Hot Cross Buns

Week 7

Outcome

  • To record and evaluate our composition

 

Listening

  • Own compositions

 

Performing

  • Own compositions

Week 8

Outcome

  • To play all known notes

 

Performing

  • Assessment week

Week 1

Outcome

  • To listen to and assess a piece of music

 

Listening

  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • What does it sound like?
  • How does the composer make us feel?

Week 2

Outcome

  • To interpret and perform using musical notation

 

Listening

  • Blues

 

Performing

  • Across the break
  • Low note blues

Week 3

Outcome

  • To interpret and perform using musical notation

 

Listening

  • Blues

 

Performing

  • Low note blues
  • Frere Jacques

Week 4

Outcome

  • To perform in two or three part harmony

 

Listening

  • Jazz

 

Performing

  • Low note blues
  • Frère Jacques
  • Brother John

Week 5

Outcome

  • To perform in two or three part harmony

 

Listening

  • Carnival of the Animals

 

Performing

  • Low Note Blues
  • Frère Jacques
  • Brother John

Week 6

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to play a major and minor scale

 

Listening

  • Carnival of the Animals

 

Performing

  • Low Note Blues
  • Frère Jacques
  • Brother John

Week 1

Outcome

  • To produce a  clear sound when performing different notes

 

Listening

  • Frère Jacques

 

Performing

  • Across the Break
  • Low Note Blues

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compose a short piece of music
  • In the jazz style

 

Listening

  • Listening to various player and performers
  • What are they trying to show in their piece?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compose and record a short piece of music

 

Listening

  • Listening to various player and performers
  • What are they trying to show in their piece?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compose and record a short piece of music

 

Listening

  • How are our pieces developing?
  • What can we do to make them better?

Week 5

Outcome

  • To compose, record and evaluate a short piece of music
  • Using iPads to record and view our pieces

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess the playing of our instruments

 

Listening

  • 10 pieces full orchestra

Week 1

Outcome

  • To produce  a clear sound, when performing from musical notation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To produce a clear sound when performing from musical notation

Week 3

Outcome

  • To perform  a complex piece, with several parts

Week 4

Outcome

  • To perform  a complex piece, with several parts

Week 5

Outcome

  • To perform  a complex piece, with several parts

Week 1

Outcome

  • To perform  as a large ensemble, applying listening and performing skills

 

Listening

  • Opera
  • Orchestral pieces
  • Modern

Week 2

Outcome

  • To perform  as a large ensemble, applying listening and performing skills

 

Listening

  • Opera
  • Orchestral pieces
  • Modern

Week 3

Outcome

  • To write a quiz about my instrument

 

Listening

  • Opera
  • Orchestral pieces
  • Modern

Week 4

Outcome

  • To rehearse all pieces in preparation for a performance

 

Listening

  • Orchestral pieces
  • Modern

Week 5

Outcome

  • To rehearse all pieces in preparation for a performance

Week 6

Outcome

  • To perform our assessment piece demonstrating understanding and control of the instrument

Year 5

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To recognise how to buzz on the mouthpiece
  • To recognise crotchets, minims semibreves and crotchet rests

 

Listening

  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto (Finale)

 

Playing

  • Buzzing
  • ‘A Quick Warm-Up’

Week 3

Outcome

  • To produce an initial sound on the trumpet
  • To recognise crotchets, minims, semibreves and crotchet rests, and be able to read 4 beat rhythms

 

Listening

  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto (Finale)

 

Playing

  • ‘A Quick Warm-Up’
  • Holding the Trumpet
  • Playing C

Week 4

  • To demonstrate how to play the note C and identify position on the stave
  • To identify and discuss  similarities and differences between 2 arrangements

 

Focus style

  • Sea Shanty

 

Listening

  • What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor?

 

Playing

  • Learning C
  • Playing ‘C-Shanty’

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recognise what tonguing is and how to start each note using the tongue
  • To perform a piece together from notation

 

Focus style

  • Sea Shanty

 

Listening

  • What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor?

 

Playing

  • Introducing Tonguing & playing ‘C-Shanty’

Week 7

Outcome

  • To articulate notes with the tongue and do so within the context of a piece of music
  • To describe how music is used to convey a particular mood and identify characteristics within a piece of music

 

Focus style

  • Film Spy Theme

 

Listening

  • Theme from the Pink Panther

 

Playing

  • ‘C-Shanty’
  • ‘Secret Agent C’

Week 8

Outcome

  • To demonstrate how to play the note D and recognise it on the stave
  • To discuss time signatures and number of beats in a bar

 

Focus style

  • Film Spy Theme

 

Listening

  • Theme from the Pink Panther

 

Playing

  • ‘Secret Agent C’
  • Introducing D
  • To recap different musical genres and styles through listening and performance

Week 1

Outcome

  • To recall what improvisation means and be able to improvise 1-bar phrases
  • To identify the features of Blues music

 

Focus style

  • Blues

 

Listening

  • St Louis Blues

 

Playing

  • Secret Agent C
  • Trumpet Blues
  • Improvisation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To apply my improvisation skills and be able to improvise  two bar phrases
  • To identify the pulse and beat of different pieces

 

Focus style

  • Blues

 

Listening

  • St Louis Blues

 

Playing

  • Trumpet Blues
  • Improvisation

Week 3

Outcome

  • To identify notation, understand value and clap quaver rhythms
  • To use pitch recognition and repeat short phrases using these notes on their instrument

 

Focus style

  • Rock

 

Listening

  • Crocodile Rock

 

Playing

  • The Tonguing Train

Week 4

Outcome

  • To demonstrate sight-reading skills (children can read and play flashcards using the notes and rhythms they have learnt so far)
  • To find the pulse and identify first beat of the bar

 

Focus style

  • Rock

 

Listening

  • Crocodile Rock

 

Playing

  • The Tonguing Train

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify and perform the note E and its position on the stave
  • To distinguish between the pitches C, D & E and copy short phrase on their instruments

 

Focus style

  • Reggae

 

Listening

  • One Love

 

Playing

  • The Tonguing Train
  • Trumpet Jam

Week 6

Outcome

  • To perform a piece from notation using the notes C, D & E
  • To compare and contrast two pieces in different musical styles – (Crocodile Rock and One Love)

 

Focus style

  • Reggae

 

Listening

  • One Love

 

Playing

  • Trumpet Jam

Week 7

Outcome

  • To recall  different musical genres and styles through listening and performance

Week 1

Outcome

  • To perform in 3 / 4 time
  • To identify and perform dotted rhythms

 

Focus style

  • Classical (Waltz)

 

Listening

  • On the Beautiful Blue Danube

 

Playing

  • Easy Peasy Waltz
  • The Trumpet Jam

Week 2

Outcome

  • To perform a piece in 3/4 time
  • To perform  music in two parts

 

Focus style

  • Classical (Waltz)

 

Listening

  • On the Beautiful Blue Danube

 

Playing

  • Easy Peasy Waltz

Week 3

Outcome

  • To identify the note B
  • To compare and contrast two pieces of Samba music

 

Focus style

  • Samba

 

Listening

  • 2 contrasting pieces of Samba music

 

Playing

  • B & Cuba
  • Easy Peasy Waltz

Week 4

Outcome

  • To perform a piece of Latin American music – children can play ‘B & Cuba’ with the backing track
  • To demonstrate my sight reading skills

 

Focus style

  • Samba

 

Listening

  • Bamboleo

 

Playing

  • B & Cuba
  • Flashcard Sight-reading (C-E)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To recognise the  position of B on the stave and read from notation
  • To aurally recognise and copy 4 beat patterns using the notes B-E

 

Focus style

  • Funk

 

Listening

  • Pick Up the Pieces

 

Playing

  • B & Cuba
  • Trumpet Funk

Week 6

Outcome

  • To discuss the characteristics of Funk music
  • To perform Trumpet Funk, reading middle section from notation

 

Focus style

  • Funk

 

Listening

  • Pick Up the Pieces

 

Playing

  • Trumpet Funk

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify and perform the note F
  • To identify the characteristics of Jazz music and explore jazz phrasing

 

Focus style

  • Jazz

 

Listening

  • April in Paris

 

Playing

  • Level Up
  • Mind the Gap
  • Trumpet Funk

Week 2

Outcome

  • To develop improvisation skills – children can improvise using the notes C-F
  • To describe and express an opinion on ‘A night in Tunisa’

 

Focus style

  • Jazz

 

Listening

  • A Night in Tunisa

 

Playing

  • Level Up
  • Mind the Gap

Week 3

Outcome

  • To read and play the note F from notation
  • To perform Mind the Gap from memory, improvising a short solo

 

Focus style

  • Tango

 

Listening

  • J’ose Encore Aimer

 

Playing

  • Mind the Gap
  • The ‘P’ Word

Week 4

Outcome

  • To identify musical instruments by sound
  • To improve articulation and strengthen embouchure through choosing a more challenging level of difficulty in ‘Level Up’

 

Focus style

  • Tango

 

Listening

  • J’ose Encore Aimer

 

Playing

  • Mind the Gap
  • The ‘P’ Word

Week 5

Outcome

  • To develop skills in rhythmic composition – children understand that music can be made from rhythms alone
  • To compose and perform a piece using predefined rhythms

 

Focus style

  • Classical (Minimalism)

 

Listening

  • Music for Pieces of Wood

 

Playing

  • Composition Exercise
  • The ‘P’ Word

Week 6

Outcome

  • To develop rhythmic compositions by adding pitch and performing on instruments
  • To evaluate compositions

 

Focus style

  • Classical (Minimalism)

 

Listening

  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine

 

Playing

  • Composition Exercise

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify the key features of R & B music
  • To introduce ‘slurs’ and demonstrate slurred articulation

 

Focus style

  • R&B

 

Listening

  • Dilemma

 

Playing

  • Smooth Groove
  • The ‘P’ Word

Week 2

Outcome

  • To perform the note G
  • To discuss the characteristics of Ragtime music

 

Focus style

  • Ragtime

 

Listening

  • The Entertainer

 

Playing

  • Smooth Groove
  • Oily Rag

Week 3

Outcome

  • To identify the position of G on the stave and read from notation
  • To demonstrate ‘syncopation’ and read syncopated rhythms from notation

 

Focus style

  • Ragtime

 

Listening

  • Maple of Leaf Rag

 

Playing

  • Oily Rag

Week 4

Outcome

  • To demonstrate confidence and stamina when playing in the upper register
  • To identify the key characteristics of Calypso music

 

Focus style

  • Calypso

 

Listening

  • Jump In The Line

 

Playing

  • Blow Blow Blow!
  • Flashcard sight-reading (C-G)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify the key features of R & B music
  • To perform ‘slurs’ and demonstrate slurred articulation

 

Focus style

  • R&B

 

Listening

  • Dilemma

 

Playing

  • Smooth Groove
  • The P Word

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify and describe the key features of Pop music
  • To demonstrate improvisation skills over a wider range and changing chord sequence

 

Focus style

  • Pop 

 

Listening 

  • Reach For The Stars

 

Playing

  • One Small Step
  • Fizz-A Pop!

Week 2

Outcome

  • To discuss melodic composition techniques
  • To compose own melodies using notes that have been introduced so far

 

Playing

  • Composition Exercise
  • Flashcard Sight-reading (C-A)

Week 3

Outcome

  • To notate melodic ideas on manuscript, adding a second part
  • To perform and evaluate compositions

 

Playing

  • Composition Exercise
  • Flashcard Sight-reading (C-A)

Week 4

Outcome

  • To define ‘dynamics’ and interpret the Italian terms
  • To perform different dynamics levels on the instrument with an understanding of how volume effects pitch

 

Focus style

  • Musical Theatre

 

Listening

  • I Don’t Need Anything But You

 

Playing

  • The Dynamics Song

Week 5

Outcome

  • To perform ‘The Dynamics Song’
  • To evaluate the success of the performance using appropriate musical vocabulary

 

Focus style

  • Musical Theatre

 

Listening

  • ‘Loud’ Matilda

 

Playing

  • The Dynamics Song

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recall key musical terminology

Year 6

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explore our instruments and play as a band

 

Singing

  • Rhythm games
  • Flash cards

 

Listening

  • Band music
  • What is a band?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To discover ground base and play as a group

 

Listening

  • Bass line
  • Examples of ground bae
  • Whole class play the bass line

Week 4

Outcome

  • Exploring ground base
  • Chord Layer listen to the chord sequence
  • How does it flow, where does it go?

Week 5

Outcome

  • Melody layer
  • How the melody layer fit above the chords

Week 6

Outcome

  • Perform whole ground bass piece x4 adding parts
  • See how the structure builds upon each part
  • Each layer is independent but also supports each other

Week 7

Outcome

  • Perform
  • Record
  • Evaluate our whole class ground bass piece

Week 8

Outcome

  • Evaluate our whole class ground bass piece
  • Improve and develop compositions

Week 1

Outcome

  • To play as an ensemble team work

 

Listening

  • Hold Back the River

Week 2

Outcome

  • To play as an ensemble, work as a team, break down the structure of a piece

 

Listening

  • Smoke on the water – layers

 

Performing

  • Bass parts/chords

Week 3

Outcome

  • To play as ensemble, work as a team, break down the structure of a piece

Week 4

Outcome

  • To play as ensemble, work as a team, perform the whole piece

Week 5

Outcome

  • To play in small groups, plan and prepare a band piece

Week 6

Outcome

  • To play in small groups, plan and prepare a band piece

Week 7

Outcome

  • To play a variety of Christmas music and celebration pieces

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand how to improvise and play in  a jazz style
  • Listen to the chords and look at how the melody can be built on top

Week 2

Outcome

  • To play in small groups, plan and prepare a band piece
  • Use the given chord sequence to build the piece of music

Week 3

Outcome

  • To play in small groups, plan and prepare a band piece
  • Work together to refine and evaluate our performances

Week 4

Outcome

  • To play in small groups, plan and prepare a band piece
  • Rehearse the pieces of music and show what is needed

Week 5

Outcome

  • To play in small groups, plan and prepare a band piece
  • Practice the pieces and performances

Week 6

Outcome

  • To perform and evaluate a piece of blues music

Week 1

Outcome

  • To write song lyrics, understanding beat, metre and shape
  • Look at lyric structure
  • Metre and rhyme

Week 2

Outcome

  • To work in small groups to write lyrics to fit them to a melody
  • Fitting words to melody

Week 3

Outcome

  • To work in small groups to write lyrics to fit them to a melody
  • Editing and refining the tune and melody

Week 4

Outcome

  • To work in small groups to write lyrics to fit them to a melody
  • Rehearse how the melody and tune fit with the chord progression

Week 5

Outcome

  • To work in small groups to write lyrics to fit them to a melody
  • Rehearse and complete the song

Week 6

Outcome

  • Assessment – did the lyrics reflect the music or did your music reflect your lyrics
  • How do the two things work together

Week 1

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music
  • Review all the skills we have looked
  • Think about structure of the song

Week 2

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music
  • Write the chord progression, does it work well? How does it make you feel?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music
  • Write the chord progression, does it work well? How does it make you feel?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music
  • Add lyrics and/or melody to the chords

Week 5

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music
  • Add lyrics and/or melody to the chords

Week 1

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music

Week 2

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music

Week 5

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music

Week 6

Outcome

  • To use our skills of composition to produce our own music