Year 1 Music

Music lessons in year 1...

By the end of Year 1 children will

  1. Listen and appraise. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music.
  2. Musical Activities. Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music. Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  3. Perform and Share: Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Play tuned and un-tuned instruments.

Autumn Term

Autumn 1

Hey You - Hip Hop

  1. To move to the pulse
  2. To use your body to find the pulse
  3. To clap back rhythms they hear.
  4. To rap and sing in time to the music
  5. To play accurately and in time as part of the performance.
  6. To sing and perform the song

Autumn 2

Rhythm in the way we walk and Banana Rap - Reggae

  1. To use your body to find the pulse.
  2. To recognise and name two or more instruments they hear.
  3. To march to the pulse
  4. To copy and clap back rhythms
  5. To start to understand that pitch is high and low sounds.
  6. To perform and share and say how I feel about it

Spring Term

Spring 1

In the Groove - Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque

  1. To find the pulse and understand that it is the hearbeat of the song.
  2. To clap different rhythms.
  3. To sing together and in time, in all the different styles.
  4. To compose a simple melody using simple rhythms.
  5. To improvise in lessons and as part of a performance.

Spring 2

Round and Round - Latin, Film, Big Band

  1. To use their imagination to find the pulse.
  2. To play instrumental parts using D, F C & D
  3. To make up their own rhythms.
  4. To sing the song together with actions.
  5. o improvise in lessons and as part of a performance.
  6. To Evaluate the recorded performance.


Summer Term

Summer 1

Your Imagination - Pop

  1. To be a pop star and find the pulse.
  2. To sing in unison and in two parts
  3. Play their instrument accurately and in time.
  4. To evaluate their performance and say what they like best.

Summer 2

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

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