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    Music Curriculum

    Music Curriculum – Autumn  2019

    Reception

    ‘Me’ – Learning to sing and play nursery rhymes and action songs

    Cross-curricular and topic-based focus

    Explore:

    • growing
    • homes
    • colour
    • toys
    • how I look

    Musical learning focus

    • Listening and responding to different styles of music
    • Embedding foundations of the interrelated dimensions of music
    • Learning to sing or sing along with nursery rhymes and action songs
    • Improvising leading to playing classroom instruments
    • Share and perform the learning that has taken place

    How this Unit is organised

    1.       Listen and Respond to a different style of music each week/step

    2.       Explore and Create - initially using voices only but building to using classroom instruments too

    3.       Singing - nursery rhymes and action songs - building to singing and playing

    4.       Share and Perform

    ‘My Stories’ - Learning to sing and play nursery rhymes and action songs

    Cross-curricular and topic-based focus

    Explore:

    • Using your imagination
    • Christmas
    • Festivals
    • Fairies
    • Pirates
    • Treasure
    • Superheroes
    • Let’s Pretend
    • Once Upon A Time

    Musical learning focus

    • Listening and responding to different styles of music
    • Embedding foundations of the interrelated dimensions of music
    • Learning to sing or sing along with nursery rhymes and action songs
    • Improvising leading to playing classroom instruments
    • Share and perform the learning that has taken place

    How this Unit is organised

    1.       Listen and Respond to a different style of music each week/step

    2.       Explore and Create using voices and classroom instruments

    3.       Singing - nursery rhymes and action songs - building to singing and playing

    4.       Share and Perform

     Year 1

    Autumn 1 - ‘Hey You’

    Hey You! is written in an old school hip hop style for children to learn about the differences between pulse, rhythm and pitch and to learn how to rap and enjoy it in its original form.

    As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise other old school hip hop tunes.

    Autumn 2 – ‘Rhythm and the Way We Talk’ and ‘Banana Rap’

    This unit is lighter in content as the children will be busy with Christmas activities and performances.

    This is a six-week Unit of Work that builds on previous learning. It is supported by weekly lesson plans and assessment. 

    All the learning is focused around two songs: Rhythm In The Way We Walk (Reggae style) and The Banana Rap (Hip Hop style). Children will Listen & Appraise other styles of music and continue to embed the interrelated dimensions of music through games and singing.

    Year 2

    Autumn 1 – ‘Hands. Feet. Heart’

    Hands, Feet, Heart is a song written for children to celebrate and learn about South African Music.

    This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Hands, Feet, Heart. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise different styles of South African music.

    Autumn 2 – ‘Ho Ho Ho’

    This unit is lighter in content as children will be busy with Christmas activities and performances.

    This is a six-week Unit of Work that builds on previous learning. It is supported by weekly lesson plans and assessment. All the learning is focused around one song: Ho Ho Ho - a Christmas song. Children will Listen & Appraise other styles of music and continue to embed the interrelated dimensions of music through games, singing and playing.

    Year 3

    Autumn 1 – ‘Let Your Spirit Fly’

    by Joanna Mangona - An R&B Song for Children

    This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Let Your Spirit Fly. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked. They will learn to read and play melodies to the song on piano’s and xylophones, plus improvise and compose.

    Children who already play a musical instrument are asked to bring in their instrument (if they have one), so they can use that instrument to extend their learning and access the lessons.

     

    Autumn 2 –‘Ukulele’

    The children will be learning to play the Ukulele. There will be a performance showcasing what they have learned at the end of term.

     Year 4

    Autumn 1 & 2 – Whole Class Instrument Tuition (WCIT)

    Your child will be learning to play the violin or cello during the fantastic whole class sessions, provide by skilled music teachers from the Haringey Music Service. There will be an opportunity for your child to continue with their instrument in Year 5 and beyond.

    Year 5

    Autumn 1 - ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Bon Jovi

     All the learning is focused around one song: Livin' On A Prayer. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise other classic rock songs.

    Children who already play a musical instrument are asked to bring in their instrument (if they have one), so they can use that instrument to extend their learning and access the lessons.

    Autumn 2 – ‘Pantomime’

    The year 5 & 6 children will be performing a pantomime show at Christmas. The lessons will be used to rehearse for these shows. A pantomime is a traditional English theatrical show, which is full of singing, dancing, comedy and over the top performances. Every child in these two year groups will be involved in the show, whether they are central or background characters. Some children like to also be involved in the organisational side of things and we will be encouraging those children to utilise their skills with costume, make –up, set design and sound.

    Year 6

    Autumn 1 – ‘Djembe Drumming’

    An exciting Djembe drumming course, but incorporating many of the other drums and percussion instruments on hand in the Lancs music room. The children will learn to play a variety of rhythms from around the world, working together as a team, using many layers of sound. They will be working at the relational stage much of the time, as they learn how all the inter-woven  parts of a rhythm work together.

    Autumn 2 –‘Pantomime’

    The year 5 & 6 children will be performing a pantomime show at Christmas. The lessons will be used to rehearse for these shows. A pantomime is a traditional English theatrical show, which is full of singing, dancing, comedy and over the top performances. Every child in these two year groups will be involved in the show, whether they are central or background characters. Some children like to also be involved in the organisational side of things and we will be encouraging those children to utilise their skills with costume, make –up, set design and sound.

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