Year 6 Music

by the end of Year 6 children will be able to 

                                           Use and understand staff and other musical notations. 

                                           Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

Autumn Term

Autumn 1 - Baroque, Advanced rhythms

To understand the importance of Montiverde in the history of opera 

To read and play a canon from staff notation.

    To demonstrate an understanding of Baroque music features when composing.

To combine knowledge of staff notation and aural awareness to play a fugue.

    To apply their understanding of  fugue structure when performing with others.

Autumn 2 - Dynamics, Pitch & Texture (Fingal's Cave)

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

To improvise as a group using dynamics and pitch.

To improvise as a group using texture.

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

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

Spring Term

Spring 1 - Film Music

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

To identify and understand some composing techniques in film music.

To use graphic scores to interpret emotions in film music.

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

To play a sequence of musical ideas to convey emotions.

Spring 2 - Theme and Variations (Pop Art)

To explore the musical concept of theme and variations.

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

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

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

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

Summer Term

Summer 1 - Songs of WW2

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

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

To identify pitches within an octave when singing.

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

Summer 2 - Composing and Performing a Leavers Song

To listen and describe music.

To write lyrics for a song.

To organise lyrics into a song structure.

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

To compose a melody.

To compose a verse melody.