Music Year 2

In Years 1 and 2 Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively 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
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

In Year 2 children can:

  • I can sing and follow a melody.
  • I can perform simple patterns and accompaniments keeping a steady pulse.
  • I can play simple rhythmic patterns on an instrument.
  • I can sing or clap increasing and decreasing tempo.
  • I can order sounds to create a beginning, middle and an end.
  • I can create music in response to different starting points.
  • I can choose sounds which create an effect.
  • I can use symbols to represent sounds.
  • I can make connections between notations and musical sounds.
  • I can listen out for particular things when listening to music.
  • I can improve my own work.

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