Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

·         Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

·         Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

·         Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

·         Make and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

·         Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voice and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.

·         Improvise and compose music using the inter-related dimensions of music separately and in combination.

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

·         Use and understand the basics of the stave and other musical notations.

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

·         Develop an understanding of the history of music.


Learning Objectives

·         To perform

·         To compose

·         To transcribe

·         To describe music



·         A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. 

·         A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of 

·         technical expertise. 

·         Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.

·         An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.

·         The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.


·         A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.

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