Year 4 Music

Music lessons in year 4...

By the end of Year 4 children will be able to

  1. Listen and Appraise: Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions and from great musicians and composers.

Develop an understanding of the History of 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 their 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 musically.

Autumn Term

Autumn 1

Mamma Mia - Pop

  1. To identify the pieces structure.
  2. To copy back and play rhythmic patterns
  3. To sing in unison.
  4. To play instrumental parts accurately and in time, as part of the performance.
  5. To improvise in lessons and as part of the performance.
  6. To contribute to the performance by singing, playing an instrument, improvising or by performing their composition.

Autumn 2

Glockenspiel stage 2

  1. To revise and play the notes C, D, E, F & G
  2. To learn to play a selection of songs.
  3. To revisit tunes from stage 1.
  4. To compose using the notes: C, D, E, F, & G
  5. To contribute to the performance by playing their instrument.

Spring Term

Spring 1

Stop!

  1. To identify the instruments/voices.
  2. To copy back, play and invent rhythmic patterns.
  3. To sing an d rap in unison and in parts.
  4. To compose own rapped lyrics about bullying.
  5. To record the performance and discuss thoughts and feelings about it.

Spring 2

Lean on me - Gospel

  1. To find the pulse and identify the changes in tempo, dynamics and texture
  2. To copy back, play and invent melodic patterns.
  3. To sing in unison.
  4. To compose a simple melody using simple rhythms.
  5. To evaluate their performance.

Summer Term

Summer 1

Blackbird - Pop

  1. To listen carefully to the words and create a story.
  2. To copy back, play and invent rhythmic and melodic patterns.
  3. To play accurately and in time as part of the performance.

Summer 2

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