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Children in Preston Primary will be given opportunities to listen carefully to a variety of music, enabling them to appreciate and evaluate what they hear.  This will include a whole school approach to listening through a ‘Track of the Week’ played every day in assembly. They should be able to relate music to other aspects of life and associate music to different emotions, countries, occasions and religions.  Children will be able to use music positively through both composition and performance, embed music in their education and express their own ideas and feelings through music.

Express Yourself

In Early Years the children will be encouraged to
Explores and learns how sounds can be changed.Explores the different sounds of instruments Children experiment with ways of changing sounds.
In Key Stage One this then is built upon through studying
Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music. 
In Key Stage Two this is then built upon through the study of
Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.

Performance

In Early Years the children will be encouraged to
Sings a few familiar songs. Taps out simple repeated rhythms.
Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
Children sing songs and dance and make music
In Key Stage One this then is built upon through studying
Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
In Key Stage Two this is then built upon through the study of
Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Listen Up!

In Early Years the children will be encouraged to
Imitates movement in response to music.Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.Beginning to move rhythmically.  
In Key Stage One this then is built upon through studying
Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
In Key Stage Two this is then built upon through the study of
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.
Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Instruments to learn

  • Foundation Stage – Percussion
  • Key Stage One – Tuned
  • Key Stage Two – Keyboards

Music year Group Overview

Music
NurseryImitates movement in response to music
Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games
Sings a few familiar songs
Explores and learns how sounds can be changed
Explores the different sounds of instruments
ReceptionBeginning to move rhythmically
Taps out simple repeated rhythms
Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
Children experiment with ways of changing sounds
Children sing songs and dance and make music
Year OneExperiment with, create and select sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music
Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
Play tuned and untuned instruments musically – Glockenspiel
Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
Year TwoExperiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music
Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
Play tuned and untuned instruments musically – xylophones
Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
Year ThreePlay and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using interrelated dimensions of music
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
Use and understand staff and other musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
Develop an understanding of the history of music.
Introduce recorders. In each year group one British Classical composer Edward Elgar (Land of Hope and Glory), one musician and one traditional music genre with be looked at.
Year FourPlay and perform in solo ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
Improvise and combos music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
Use and understand staff and other musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
Develop an understanding of the history of music.
In each year group one British Classical composer Gustav Holst (The Planets), one musician and one traditional musical genre will be looked at.
Year FivePlay and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
Listen with attention to details and recall sounds with aural memory
Use and understand staff and other musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
Develop an understanding of the history of music.
In each year group one British Classical composer Hubart Parry (Jerusalem) one musician and one traditional musical genre will be looked at.
Introduce Keyboards
Year SixPlay and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music – selecting instruments from those previously encountered for effect
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with aural memory
Use and understand staff and other musical notations
Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
Develop an understanding of the history of music.
In each year group one British Classical composer George Handel (Zadock the Priest), one musician and one traditional musical genre will be looked at.

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