The Grove Junior School
Dark Lane
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 1QB
Tel:01582 760031
admin@grovejm.herts.sch.uk
January 14 2016

Music Curriculum

Giuseppe Loporchio

Each term, the music activities will link in with what ever topic the children are covering in class. A variety of performing, listening and composing skills will be learnt through practical activities.

 

Year 3 Music – Spring Term 2016

Each term, the music activities will link in with whatever topic the children are covering in class. A variety of performing, listening, and composing skills will be learnt through practical activities.

This term, we will be listening to folk music from the British Isles. We will also compose a musical soundscape illustrating some major features of Great Britain. In both activities, we will identify a range of musical elements and discover how they can be used creatively to paint a musical picture.

 

Year 4 Music – Spring Term 2016

Each term, the music activities will link in with whatever topic the children are covering in class. A variety of performing, listening, and composing skills will be learnt through practical activities.

This term, we will journey through North America discovering some traditional native North American music and we will identify similarities and differences between this music and more familiar sounding European music.

In composition, we will explore different timbres and structures as we create the power and awesomeness of the volcano.

 

Year 5 – Spring Term 2016

Each term, the music activities will link in with whatever topic the children are covering in class. A variety of performing, listening, and composing skills will be learnt through practical activities.

The Vikings have arrived! We will discover what place music had in the Viking world and we will create musical compositions which illustrate life as a Viking. We will look at the relationship between melody and accompaniment through the use of drones and ‘question and answer’ tunes. We will also introduce some music notation – both graphic and conventional.

 

Year 6 – Spring Term 2016

Each term, the music activities will link in with whatever topic the children are covering in class. A variety of performing, listening, and composing skills will be learnt through practical activities.

Year 6 will be feeling ‘blue’ this term as we look at the world of 12 bar blues. We will look at the structure of the blues and create our own blues compositions based on a simple 12 bar pattern. We will learn about chords and how they are used in this style of music, and we will experiment with improvisation over the 1- 1V- V chord progression.

The second half of the term will concentrate on preparing the music for the summer production.

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