Music


 

Iqra’s vision of Music is informed by reference to the statutory orders for music, non-statutory guidance of National Curriculum document for music and guidance from Berkshire County Council.

Music is a practical subject which is thoroughly enjoyed by all Children at IQRA. Children start to learn from Reception building on the awareness of rhythm, pitch and sound around them. Islam has a rich heritage of musical traditions as well as a very sophisticated musical form of Qur’an recitation.

We at IQRA aim to encourage awareness, enjoyment and appreciation of voices and instrumental development. Children of all abilities develop imagination; develop positive attitudes and experience success and satisfaction in music. We give our Children the opportunities to perform, compose, listen and appraise.

 

Music at Key Stage 1
  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • Play tuned and untuned 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 the interrelated dimensions of music (pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations)

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1 and 2

Summer 1 and 2

 

1 & 2

 

Duration

This unit develops children’s ability to discriminate between longer and shorter sounds, and to use them to create interesting sequences of sound.

During the unit children explore the duration of vocal and drum sounds. They play drums with control and sensitivity, paying attention to dynamics, tempo and pitch. Towards the end of the unit the children begin to organise their sounds within a steady pulse. They record their sound sequences using symbols.

 

Sound

This unit develops children’s ability to identify different sounds and to change and use sounds expressively in response

to a stimulus. During this unit, children make a variety of sounds with their voices, bodies, found objects and instruments, and explore how these sounds can be changed and used depressive lay in response to a stimulus. They use this knowledge to select sounds that reflect the mood of chants and songs. This leads to the creation of a class performance that uses sounds to heighten the effect of a singing and expressing with a song.

 

Singing

This unit highlights the musical skills that require regular practice and ongoing development throughout the key stage.

It focuses on the development of the singing voice and other essential musical skills (listening skills, aural memory and performance skills)

  • To sing simple songs from memory with enjoyment, some expression and a sense of the shape of the melody; use their voices confidently in a variety of ways; listen carefully and recall short rhythmic and melodic patterns; show physical control when playing musical instruments and responding to music
  • recognise that their voices can be used in different ways, and begin to find their singing voices; clap short rhythmic patterns, but will need help when recalling longer phrases or talking about pieces of music; respond physically to music
  • sing simple songs accurately at a given pitch and with clear diction and expression; identify subtle changes in sounds and recall complete phrases; show considerable physical control of instruments and of their bodies when performing and responding to music

End of Year Music Production

The unit is designed to focusing on the development of the singing voice and other essential musical skills, e.g. listening skills, aural memory and physical skills. Using skill from over the year, we will be working on our end of year School Music Production.

Music at Key Stage 2
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music (see above)
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Develop and understanding of the history of music

 

 

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1 and 2

Summer 1 and 2

 

 

 

3 & 4

 

 

 

Texture
In this unit, children develop understanding of how the sounds made on different musical instruments can be used expressively. They explore how sounds can describe the moods stimulated by pictures and words.
They create simple compositions combining rhythm and melody and share these with the class. They begin to explore the more abstract use of sounds.

  • carefully choose, order, combine and control sounds with awareness of their combined effect; use sound to create more abstract images
  • describe different moods and extend their range of sound vocabulary; make sound effects, rather than create images create compositions that use a wide variety of sound colours and make subtle adjustments to achieve the intended effect; explore how sounds can be used abstractly.

 

Rhythmic Patterns
This unit develops children’s ability to create simple rhythmic patterns and perform them rhythmically using notation as a support.
In this unit, children extend their understanding of rhythmic patterns, and in particular, Ostinato. They create their own patterns and play them separately and in combination with other patterns. They identify repeated patterns in different types of music.

  • Recognise and create repeated patterns; perform with control of pulse and awareness of what others are playing
  •  Put rhythmic patterns together with some help; recognise rhythmic patterns
  • Recognise how patterns fit together; perform, create and maintain their own rhythmic patterns.

 

 

 

Singing
This unit highlights the musical skills that require regular practice and ongoing development throughout the key stage.
It focuses on the development of the singing voice and other essential musical skills, e.g. listening skills, aural memory and physical skills,

  • To sing simple songs from memory with accuracy of pitch, in a group or alone; understand the importance of articulating the words to communicate the song to an audience; listen carefully, with attention to detail; demonstrate increasing aural memory and physical control
  • participate with enjoyment in singing activities in a larger group, but will need help to match the pitch accurately; listen attentively for short periods, but will need help to sustain concentration and to remember longer phrases
  • sing in tune alone or act as leader of a group in a call and response song; suggest ways to enhance their performance

 

End of Year Music Production
The unit is designed to focusing on the development of the singing voice and other essential musical skills, e.g. listening skills, aural memory and physical skills. Using skill from over the year, we will be working on our end of year School Music Production.

 

 

 

 

 

5 & 6

 

Songwriter
This unit develops children’s ability to compose a song with an awareness of the relationship between lyrics and melody. In this unit, children learn of the important role played by lyrics in songs. In particular they focus on the different functions of lyrics in conveying mood, expressing attitude or telling a story. They employ simple techniques for composing lyrics of their own and setting these to melodies. They learn about the cultural and social significance of many lyrics and how that meaning should be reflected in performance as well as in the composition itself.

  • create melodies with an understanding of the relationship between lyrics and melody in song writing; create their own simple songs; perform songs in a way that reflects their meaning

 

Musical Cyclic Patterns
This unit develops pupils’ ability to identify and create music based on cyclic patterns

  • To perform rhythmic patterns confidently and with a strong sense of pulses.
  • Learn rhythmic devices used in many drumming traditions.
  • Play a variety of sounds on percussion instruments and learn how to use timbre and duration to add variety to their rhythmic ideas.
  • Invent and improvise simple rhythmic patterns.

 

                                                                                  Pentatonic Scales
This unit develops children’s ability to recognize, and use, pentatonic scales and create short melodies and accompaniments.

  • Sing songs based on a pentatonic scale.
  • Experiment with the five notes of a pentatonic scale and play them on a range of pitched instruments individually and together.
  • Use the scale to structure composed song from autumn unit.

 

End of Year Music Production
The unit is designed to focusing on the development of the singing voice and other essential musical skills, e.g. listening skills, aural memory and physical skills. Using skill from over the year, we will be working on our end of year School Music Production.