Hello everyone!!!

This is the plan for the 2nd half of the Spring Term.

YEAR 1

OUR SCHOOL

Musical focus: Exploring sounds.

The children explore sounds found in their school environment. They investigate ways to produce and record sounds, using IT to stimulate musical ideas related to geography.

PATTERN

Musical focus: Beat.

The children develop an understanding of metre -groups of steady beat- through counting, body percussion and reading score.

YEAR 2

STORYTIME

Musical focus: Exploring sounds.

The children are introduced to famous pieces to stimulate composition. The children interpret a storyboard with sound effects, and develop their own ideas using voices and percussion.

SEASONS

Musical focus: Pitch

The children develop understanding of pitch through movements, songs and listening games. They become familiar with pitch shapes and perform them in a variety of musical arrangements.

YEAR 3

IN THE PAST

Musical focus: Pitch

The origins of pitch notation are introduced as the children make hand signals and compose three-note melodies. They learn basic dance steps and prepare a performance.

COMMUNICATION

Musical focus: Composing

The children learn to make music inspired by technology and computing. They explore and compose sounds for earcons, emoticons, mobile phones ringtones, computer games and apps.

YEAR4

ANCIENT WORLDS

Musical focus: Structure

The children celebrate achievements of the Amazing Egyptian’s and explore 20th century minimalist music inspired by age of Akhenaten. They arrange and perform a layered pyramid structure.

SINGING SPANISH

Musical focus: Pitch

A sample of the sights and sounds of the Spanish-speaking world, including greetings, counting to twelve and playing a singing game. The children explore part-singing and accompaniments in four contrasting songs.

YEAR 5

KEEPING HEALTY

Musical focus: Beat

From body popping and gospel-singing to swimming and cycling, the children are taken through their paces, and they put together an invigorating performance using new musical techniques.

YEAR 6

ROOTS

Musical focus: Mini-musical performance.

A complete musical performance about the effects of the slave trade on a West African village. The integrated music features traditional Ghanaian songs and percussion rhythm, and the infamous spider-man Anansi, who saves the day.