St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2

Key Skills

Year 3/4

Year 4/5

Year 5/6

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Play in class ensemble using tuned and untuned percussion

Sing regularly working on dynamic contrasts

Play in ensemble with increased leadership skills and sense of what’s going on in the whole group

Perform/sing a solo Sing echo and part songs

Perform/sing a solo with increased confidence and control

Sing in parts, 2 & 3 part rounds

Make all performances as expressive as possible

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

Improvise using all known rhythm tags

Compose a piece in binary form AB

Improvise and then develop a composition from this.

Be aware of different textures and timbres

Create a composition from a given or chosen stimulus that shows understanding of the inter-related dimensions of music

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

Recognise all four families of the orchestra

Recall a simple tune from memory Sing a song from memory

Pick out key individual instruments in a piece

Clap back a two bar rhythm pattern

Sing a song from memory

Clap back a four bar rhythm pattern

Sing and clap back a main theme from a listening exercise

Use and understand staff and other musical notation

Use rhythm flash cards and/or graphic scores Notation middle C - A

Use rhythm flash cards and/or graphic scores

 Notation middle C – C’

Notate compositions using the most appropriate method applicable

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Listen to a selection of different pieces of music Listen to live music

Talk about how music makes you feel, show understanding of the structure, tempo and dynamics

Listen to live music

Write/talk about music, show understanding of the inter-related dimensions Listen to variety of composers/traditions Respond to live music

Develop an understanding of the history of music

Relate this work to History Topic

Relate this work to History Topic

Relate this work to History Topic