Four units are delivered during the year.

Musical Theatre

We are immersing ourselves in the world of Musical Theatre. Everyone can sing, and we introduce and revise our key musical terms through this exciting genre to establish routines and develop a love of music.

As part of this, we are:

  • Identifying the different types of songs in musicals
  • Recognising the different instruments and voices that we can hear
  • Understanding the difference between major and minor keys
  • Experiencing different rhythms
  • Understanding the context of the musicals

Great Orchestral Works

Understanding and appreciating traditional Classical music is a vital part of musical development. In this unit, we develop our musical understanding through great orchestral works from a variety of composers. We listen, we describe, we learn to play melodies, we discover.

As part of this we are:

  • Learning or revising instruments that are used in the orchestra and how they are used
  • Discovering more classical pieces of music (pieces from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras)
  • Developing our understanding of how notation works and how we can read notation
  • Playing some important melodies on the keyboard, from notation
  • Composing ideas that are inspired by one of the pieces we have heard

Folk Music

Our musical understanding is developed through music that has its origins in Folk. We will discover what folk music is and sound like and through this, we will discover all about a key musical component - chords.

Here, we will be:

  • Understanding what folk music is, including its history, using our knowledge of the musical elements
  • Through playing the ukulele, develop our understanding of chords - a key component in all music
  • Sing and play some well known folk and popular folk tunes, developing ensemble and listening skills

 

Global music

Music is a universal language.