The children at St.Cyprian’s school have music class once a week. They learn the basic elements of music, sing, dance, play musical games as well as playing tuned and untuned instruments. The lessons are engaging and follow the national curriculum. 
This is our plan for the next half term:

YEAR 1

Unit – OURSELVES
Musical focus: Exploring sounds
The children explore ways of using their voices expressively. They develop skills of singing while performing actions and create an expressive story.Unit – NUMBERMusical focus: Beat

The children develop a sense of steady beat through using movements, body percussion and instruments.

 

YEAR 2

Unit – OURSELVES
Musical focus: Exploring sounds

The children discover ways to use their voices to describe feelings and moods. They create and notate vocal sounds, building to a performance.

Unit – TOYS

Musical focus: Beat

The children move and play to a steady beat and to sound sequences. They learn to control changing tempo as they take a scooter ride.

 

YEAR 3

Unit – ENVIRONMENT
Musical focus: Composition

The children explore songs and poems about places. They accompaniments and sound pictures to reflect sounds in their local environment.

Unit – BUILDING

Musical focus: Beat

The sights and sounds of a building site provide the inspiration for exploring and rhythms. The children play games, sing and compose music to build into a performance.

 

YEAR 4

Unit – POETRY
Musical focus: Performance

The children develop performance of contrasting poems. They use their voices to speak expressively and rhythmically, and discover ways to create ostinato accompaniments to enhance their performances.

Unit – ENVIRONMENT

Musical focus: Composition

Seasons and the environment provide the stimuli for compositions. The children make descriptive accompaniments and discover how the environment has inspired composers throughout history.
YEAR 5
Unit – OUR COMMUNITY
Musical focus: Performance

The song Jerusalem provides the basis for looking at changes through time. The children are given opportunities to compose and perform music inspired by their local community, both past and present.

 

YEAR 6

Unit – WORLD UNITE

Musical focus: Step dance performance

Get into the groove by exploring rhythm and melody in singing, movements and dance. The children learn about beat, syncopation, pitch and harmony, and take a trip around the world to celebrate the universal language of music.