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Music

Intent

As musicians, children at Beacon View are engaged and inspired to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As they progress through the school, children develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

 

By the end of KS2, all pupils leave Beacon View:

  • Being able to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Having learnt to sing and to use their voices
  • Being able to create and compose music on their own and with others
  • Having had the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
  • Able to understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated

Whole School Overview

As well as the curriculum below, each half term the whole school focuses on a "composer of the half term", based on each year group's Ten Pieces unit. This happens in weekly assemblies and with teachers playing music by the composer in their classroom.

 

Summer 2: Our composer this half term is Gustav Holst 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Duration

Dynamics

Rhythm and Graphic Scores

 

Rhythm and Graphic Scores

Rhythm

Ten Pieces

Autumn 2

Ten Pieces

Rhythm

Recorders

Hip Hop/Rap

Notation

Notation

Spring 1

Pitch

Duration

Recorders

Ten Pieces

Time Signatures

Rhythm

Spring 2

Timbre

Timbre and Texture

Ten pieces

Classroom Percussion

Composition and Song Writing

Scales

Summer 1

Dynamics

Ten Pieces

Glockenspiels/
Keyboards

Ukulele

Instrumental

Composition and Song Writing

Summer 2

Instrumental

Instrumental

Glockenspiels/

Keyboards

Ukulele

Ten pieces

Instrumental/
Performance


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