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Music - KS2 - Year 3 - Year 6

Hampton Hargate 2016-17 Music years 3-6 Summer term

Year 3

Theme- Can we really find the treasure using a pirate map?

Unit- ENVIRONMENT Musical focus: Composition- Subject link: Geography

Songs and poems about places are used to explore music in this unit. The children create accompaniments and sound pictures to reflect sounds in their local environment.

Unit- FOOD AND DRINK Musical focus: Performance - Subject link: DT

A feast of chants, songs and performances. Composing word rhythms, singing a round and creating musical recipes will develop the children’s skills from breakfast through to dinner time!

Unit- BUILDING Musical focus: Beat - Subject link: DT

The sights and sounds of a building site provide the inspiration for exploring and creating rhythms in this unit. The children play games, sing and compose music to build into a performance.

Year 4

Theme- Can we really find the treasure using a pirate map?

Unit- AROUND THE WORLD Musical focus: Pitch - Subject link: Geography

In this unit, the children explore pentatonic melodies and syncopated rhythms and learn that the fundamental dimensions of music are the same all over the world.

Unit- BUILDING Musical focus: Beat - Subject link: PSHE

In this unit building themed songs allow the children to explore different music textures. The children use layers and rondo structure to combine ostinato using body percussion and tuned instruments.

Unit- ENVIRONMENT Musical focus: Composition - Subject link: Science

Seasons and the environment provide the stimuli for compositions in this unit. The children make descriptive accompaniments and discover how the environment has inspired composers throughout history.

Year 5

Theme – Ancient Worlds

Unit - SONGWRITER - Exploring lyrics and melody (based on Old Music Express 6)

The children will learn a ‘scat’ song and invent alternative ostinati to accompany the song. They will explore lyrics and learn the song ‘Ode to the Ancient Greeks’. They will learn some simple musical features of the blues and explore blues improvisation. They will create their own lyrics for a blues song about the Greeks and perform it to the class.

Unit- LIFE CYCLES Musical focus: Structure- Subject link: PSHE

Explore the human life cycle in this unit with music from Brahms, Berio, Liszt and Monteverdi. The wide variety of musical moods, styles and genres inspires singing, performing and composing using new techniques and structures.

Year 6

Theme – Ancient Worlds

Unit - SONGWRITER - Exploring lyrics and melody (based on Old Music Express 6)

The children will learn a ‘scat’ song and invent alternative ostinati to accompany the song. They will explore lyrics and learn the song ‘Ode to the Ancient Greeks’. They will learn some simple musical features of the blues and explore blues improvisation. They will create their own lyrics for a blues song about the Greeks and perform it to the class.   

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