Christ The King

Music Curriculum - The Big Picture

Early Years

Autumn 1

Me!
Listening and responding to different styles of music

Autumn 2

My Stories
Listening and responding to different styles of music

Spring 1

Everyone!
Listening and Singing and learning to play instruments within a song

Spring 2

Our World
Singing and learning to play instruments within a song

Summer 1

Big Bear Funk
Singing and learning to play instruments within a song

Summer 2

Reflect, Rewind and Replay
Embedding foundations of the interrelated dimensions of music using voices and instruments

Year 1

Autumn 1

Hey You!
How pulse, rhythm and pitch work together.

Autumn 2

Rhythm in the way we walk and Banana Rap
Pulse, rhythm and pitch, rapping, dancing and singing.

Spring 1

In the Groove
How to be in the groove with different styles of music

Spring 2

Round and Round
Pulse, rhythm and pitch in different styles of music.

Summer 1

Your Imagination
Using your imagination for improvisation.

Summer 2

Reflect, Rewind and Replay
The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning, learn some of the language of music.

Year 2

Autumn 1

Hands, feet and heart
South african Music

Autumn 2

Ho, ho, ho
Festivals and Christmas

Spring 1

I wanna play in a band
Playing together in a band

Spring 2

Zootime
Reggae and animals

Summer 1

Friendship Song
A song about being friends

Summer 2

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

Year 3

Ukulele/Recorder lessons

Year 4

Autumn 1

Mamma Mia
ABBA’s music

Autumn 2

Glockenspiel Stage 2
Exploring and developing playing skills using the glockenspiel

Spring 1

Stop!
Writing lyrics linked to a theme

Spring 2

Lean on me
Soul/Gospel music and helping one another

Summer 1

Blackbird
Pop/The Beatles

Summer 2

Reflect, Rewind and Replay
The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning, learn some of the language of music.

Year 5

Keyboard lessons

Year 6

Autumn 1

Happy

Autumn 2

Classroom Jazz 2
Jazz, improvisation and composition

Spring 1

A New Year Carol
Benjamin Britten’s music and cover versions

Spring 2

You’ve got a friend
The music of Carole King

Summer 1

Music and Me
Create your own music inspired by your identity.

Summer 2

Reflect, Rewind and Replay
The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning, learn some of the language of music.

Autumn: To be able to...

EYFS

Use voices and movement to sing and dance for a familiar range of songs.
Tap out simple rhythms and begin to find the pulse.

Key Stage One

Pupils should use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Key Stage Two

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Spring: To be able to...

EYFS

Use voices and movement to sing and dance for a repertoire of songs.
Explore different sounds of instruments.

Key Stage One

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
Pupils should use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Key Stage Two

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
Play 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 inter-related dimensions of music.
Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Summer: To be able to...

EYFS

Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs.
Perform songs, rhymes and poems.
Children should begin to move in time to the music.

Key Stage One

Pupils should use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music and experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Key Stage Two

Play 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 inter-related 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.