Aim:

  • To extend the child’s appreciation of good quality music from a wide range of genres (eg classical, folk, jazz, traditional etc).
  • To enable children to perform both beat and rhythm accurately.
  • To introduce the first elements of reading and writing rhythmic patterns.
  • To refine in-tune singing, using an extended repertoire.
  • To introduce the first elements of reading and writing melodic patterns.
  • To introduce the concept of the “staff”.
  • To extend memory, concentration and inner hearing skills through singing, movement and dance.
    To extend two-part work using partner songs, ostinati, canon, and percussion.
  • To develop a sense of musicality using soft/loud (dynamics), fast/slow (tempo), high/low (pitch).
  • To continue to develop listening skills using more complex songs, games and recorded music.