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Music

Curriculum Music

At St Benedict’s we value Music and the Creative Arts very highly. Each year we aim to build confidence in performing and a growing love of the subject. It is a fantastic opportunity for the children to shine!

Each class follows a curriculum based on our Skills Progression and music is taught to all children throughout the year:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 3

In the second half of this term Year 3 produce a Nativity play. This includes lots of singing, with the opportunity for some to sing solos or in small groups.

This term, Year 3 listen to and respond to a range of music from different genres and cultures.

This term, Year 3 learn to play the recorder, starting with B, A and G and learning to read different notes and rhythms in staff notation.

Year 4

This term, Year 4 listen to and respond to a range of music from different genres and cultures.

This term, Year 4 develop their recorder skills, learning new notes E, D, C and D’, and learning more complex rhythms using staff notation.

This term, Year 4 learn songs about Viking Sagas in a variety of different styles.

Year 5

This term, Year 5 listen to and plays Samba music from Brazil using a wide variety of unpitched percussion instruments.

This term, Year 5  listen to The Planets by Holst then compose their own ‘sound picture’ to describe ‘Earth, The Bringer of …’ using a variety of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments.

In the second half of the term we continue to develop our recorder skills.

This term, Year 5 learn to play simple chords on the ukulele and to read chord notation, as well as singing along to some popular tunes as we play.

Year 6

This term, Year 6 learn about the famous Victorian composer, Edward Elgar, and listen to and respond to some of his music.

This term, Year 6 learn to play the glockenspiel, improvising tunes and reading and writing staff notation.

This term, Year 6 produce their Leavers’ Play. This includes lots of singing, including part-singing, with the opportunity for some to sing solos or in small groups .