Music

YEAR 6

During the last year of Key Stage 2 pupils sing expressively in many parts.  They play keyboards and percussion with increasing confidence and skill.

They perform from simple staff notation and compose in response to different stimuli.  They work independently and in groups developing their awareness of their own contribution to a group or class performance.

Pupils describe, compare and evaluate different kinds of music using appropriate musical vocabulary and begin to suggest improvements to their own and others’ work.

 

YEAR 7

 

In Year 7 pupils begin to extend their own musical interests and skills. They are encouraged to perform and compose using different styles of music to develop understanding of musical devices, processes and contextual influences.

They work individually and in groups of different sizes and become increasingly aware of different roles and contributions of each member of the group. They actively explore specific genres, styles and traditions from different times and cultures with increasing ability to discriminate, think critically and make connections between different areas of knowledge.

All pupils will be encouraged to extend their musical development through extra curricular activities. Opportunities to take part in ensembles, concerts, music clubs and educational visits are available to all pupils.

 

YEAR 8

 

During Year 8 Key stage 3 music pupils deepen and extend their own musical interests and skills. They perform and compose music in different styles with increasing understanding of musical devices, processes and contextual influences.

They work individually and in groups of different sizes and become increasingly aware of different roles and contributions of each member of the group. They actively explore specific genres, styles and traditions from different times and cultures with increasing ability to discriminate, think critically and make connections between different areas of knowledge.

All pupils will be encouraged to extend their musical development through extra curricular activities. Opportunities to take part in ensembles, concerts, music clubs and educational visits are available to all pupils.

 

 

YEAR 9

 

During Year 9, Key Stage 3 pupils continue to deepen and extend their own musical interests and skills. They perform and compose music in different styles and genres with increasing understanding of musical devices, processes and contextual influences. They explore specific styles and traditions from different times and cultures.

They will increase their awareness of music technology through multi track recording and learn how to modify their work through using music software.

They work individually and in groups of different sizes and become increasingly aware of different roles and contributions of each member of the group. They will develop the ability to discriminate, think critically and make connections between different areas of knowledge.

All pupils will be encouraged to extend their musical development through extra curricular activities. Opportunities to take part in ensembles, concerts, music clubs and educational visits are available to all pupils.