Music Year 6

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 6 children can:

  • I can sing in harmony confidently and accurately.
  • I can perform parts from memory.
  • I can take the lead in a performance.
  • I can use a variety of different musical devices in my composition (including melody, rhythms and chords).
  • I can evaluate how the venue, occasion and purpose affects the way a piece of music is created.
  • I can analyse features within different pieces of music.
  • I can compare and contrast the impact that different composers from different times have had on people of that time.

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