Year 3 Music

Music lessons in year 3...

By the end of Year 3 will

  1. Listen and Appraise: Appreciate and understand a variety of musical styles from different times and traditions.

They will continue to recognise the sound of musical instruments and basic features of key musical styles.

2. Musical Activities: Learn to sing and use their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others.

Have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

3. Perform and share: Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically.

Autumn Term

Autumn 1 - Ballads

  • To sing a ballad and explain what it is.

  • To be able to perform a ballad with an understanding of style.

  • To understand that a ballad tells a story.

  • To be able to write lyrics for a ballad.

Autumn 2 - To take part in a group performance. Creating compositions (Mountains)

  • To tell a story from a piece of music through movement.

  • To create a soundscrape using percussion instruments.

  • To create a range of sounds to accompany a story.

  • To compose and perform a rhythm to accompany a story.

Spring Term

Spring 1 - To compose and notate a short melody to accompany a story. Developing singing technique

  • To sing in time with others.

  • To recognise simple rhythmic notation by ear and sight.

  • To use simple rhythmic notation to compose a Viking Battle song.

  • To perform music with confidence and discipline

Spring 2 - Pentatonic melodies

  • To learn about the music used to celebrate Chinese New Year.

  • To play a pentatonic melody.

  • To write and perform a pentatonic melody.

  • To perform a group composition.

  • To perform a piece of music as part of a group.

Summer Term

Summer 1 - Jazz

  • To sing and clap a syncopated rhythm for a ragtime style song.

  • To improvise a call and response.

  • To be able to scat sing using the call and response format.

  • To create a jazz motif.

Summer 2 - Traditional instruments and improvisation (India)

  • To explain an opinion of Indian music.

  • To be able to improvise using given notes.

  • To create a piece of music using a drone, rag and tal.

  • To perform a piece of music using musical notatio