**Autumn 2020**

This term we will be following a flexible curriculum to ensure that any learning gaps encountered  due to  lockdown can be covered.

Year 1

Autumn Term

Music Express 1

Sounds Interesting: sounds

The long and short of it: duration

Christmas songs

Spring Term

Music Express 1

Feel the pulse: pulse and rhythm

Taking Off: pitch

Summer Term

Play Songs

To enable a sense of achievement whilst boosting confidence and self-esteem through musical performances and presentations

Years 2 & 3

Autumn Term

Music express 2

Exploring the duration of sounds: long and short

Exploring pulse and rhythm

Christmas songs

Recorders (Year 3)

Autumn Term

Music express 2

Exploring the duration of sounds: long and short

Exploring pulse and rhythm

Christmas songs

Recorders (Year 3)

Spring Term

Music express 2

Exploring pitch

Exploring instruments and symbols

Recorders (Year 3)

Summer Term

Play Songs

To enable a sense of achievement whilst boosting confidence and self-esteem through musical performances and presentations

Recorders (Year 3)

Year 4

Autumn Term

The Orchestra

Use of instruments

Different size ensembles

Pitch, tempo, dynamics

Carnival of the animals: compose a short piece to reflect an everyday task

Peter and The Wolf

Christmas songs

Recorders

Spring Term

Music notation and composition

Understand basic music notation

Begin to write on a stave

Explore pentatonic scales

Songs with tuned percussion

Compose short melodies on tuned percussion

Recorders

Summer Term

Play Songs

To enable a sense of achievement whilst boosting confidence and self-esteem through musical performances and presentations

Years 5 & 6

Autumn Term

Building blocks of music

Develop understanding through discussion, composition and song:

Pitch, Dynamics, Tempo, Timbre, Texture, Silence, Duration

Exploring rounds

Recorders

Spring Term

Popular Music of the 20th Century

How music has evolved over the 20th Century

Listen to, appreciate and compare different music from 20th Century

Investigate composers

Recorders

Summer Term

Play Songs

To enable a sense of achievement whilst boosting confidence and self-esteem through musical performances and presentations