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Our vision is for every child to leave St Nicholas at the end of Year 6 being able to:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • Sing and to use their voices.
  • Create and compose music on their own and with others.
  • Play the keyboard using both melodies and chords.
  • Play the ocarina if here in Key Stage 1.
  • Follow standard. music notation.
  • Use Garage Band on the ipads to compose music.
  • Have knowledge of specific musical vocabulary.

Skills Progression in Music

Reception

Reception 1 Exploring Instrument Sounds
Reception 2 Simple Number Songs
Reception 3 Traditional Songs and Rhymes
Reception 4 Reception Nativity

Year 1

Year 1 1 Rhythms and Simple Composing
Year 1 2 Musical Opposites
Year 1 3 Singing Jolly Music Songs
Year 1 4 Learning to Play the Ocarina
Year 1 5 Listening to Music from Different Genres
Year 1 6 KS1 Nativity

Year 2

Year 2 1 Reading and Composing Rhythms
Year 2 2 Continuing to Learn Ocarina
Year 2 3 Musical Opposites
Year 2 4 Singing Jolly Music Songs
Year 2 5 Exploring Music from Around the World
Year 2 6 KS1 Nativity

Year 3

Year 3 1 Reading Rhythms
Year 3 2 Graphic Scores
Year 3 3 Listening to different Orchestral Instruments
Year 3 4
Year 3 5 Playing and Composing Simple Songs
Year 3 6 Exploring Music from this Era
Year 3 7 Singing Simple Memory Songs

Year 3 Children Singing Gregorian Chant

Year 4

Year 4 1
Year 4 2
Year 4 3 Keyboard - Reading Music C,D,E,F,G
Year 4 4 Exploring Music from this Era
Year 4 5 Exploring Music from this Era

Year 4 children playing Pachelbel's Canon

Year 5

Year 5 1
Year 5 2
Year 5 3 Songs about Romans and Vikings
Year 5 4 Popular Songs
Year 5 5
Year 5 6
Year 5 7 Playing Chords to popular Music
Year 5 8 Bhangra Music
Year 5 9 Exploring Music from this Era
Year 5 10 Exploring Music from this Era

Year 5 Children playing Ode to Joy

Year 6

Year 6 1
Year 6 2
Year 6 3
Year 6 4
Year 6 5
Year 6 6
Year 6 7

Year 6 Children playing their own Blues Composition

Together we learn,together we grow, with faith, love and God beside us
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