Music Year 4

Music at KS2, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Pupils should be taught to:

Sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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.

In Year 4 children can:

  • I can perform a simple part rhythmically.
  • I can sing songs from memory with accurate pitch.
  • I can improvise using repeated patterns.
  • I can use notation to record and interpret sequences of pitches.
  • I can use notation to record compositions in a small group or on my own.
  • I can explain why silence is often needed in music and explain what effect it has.
  • I can identify the character in a piece of music.
  • I can identify and describe the different purposes of music.
  • I can begin to identify the style of work of Beethoven, Mozart and Elgar.


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