Year 6 Music

Music lessons in year 6...

Autumn Term

Autumn 1

Advanced rhythms

  1. To develop an understanding of the Kodaly music method.

  2. To strengthen the feeling of pulse when working with rhythmic patterns.

  3. To explore rhythmic patterns in order to build the sense of pulse.

  4. To use knowledge of rhythm to create own composition.

  5. To use knowledge of rhythmic notation to notate own composition.

Autumn 2

Dynamics, Pitch & Texture (Fingal's Cave)

  1. To appraise the work of a classical composer (Felix Mendelssohn)

  2. To improvise as a group using dynamics and pitch.

  3. To improvise as a group using texture.

  4. To use knowledge of dynamics, texture and pitch to create a group composition.

  5. To use teamwork to create s group composition featuring changes in texture, dynamics and pitch.

Spring Term

Spring 1

Film Music

  1. To appraise different musical features in a variety of film contexts.

  2. To identify and understand some composing techniques in film music.

  3. To use graphic scores to interpret emotions in film music.

  4. To create and notate musical ideas and relate them to film music.

  5. To play a sequence of musical ideas to convey emotions.

Spring 2

Theme and Variations (Pop Art)

  1. To explore the musical concept of theme and variations.

  2. To compare and contrast different variations in the piece 'The young persons guide to the orchestra'.

  3. To use complex rhythms to be able to perform a theme.

  4. To play TIKI-TIKI, TI-TIKI and TIKI-TI rhythms in 3/4 time.

  5. To use music notation to create visual representations of TIKI-TIKI, TI-TIKI and TIKI-TI rhythms.

Summer Term

Summer 1

Songs of WW2

  1. To use musical vocabulary to identify features of different eras of music.

  2. To improve accuracy of pitch and control, singing with expression and dynamics.

  3. To identify pitches within an octave when singing.

  4. To use knowledge of pitch to develop confidence when singing in parts.

  5. To be able to notate a melody using pitches up an octave.

Summer 2

Composing and Performing a Leavers Song

  1. To listen and describe music.

  2. To write lyrics for a song.

  3. To organise lyrics into a song structure.

  4. To use vocal improvisation and known melodies against a backing track.

  5. To compose a melody.

  6. To compose a verse melody.