ContentsUnit 1: Ourselves
The children explore ways of using their voices expressively. They develop skills of singing while performing actions, and create an expressive story.
Unit 2: Number
The children develop a sense of steady beat through using movement, body percussion and instruments.
Unit 3: Animals
The children develop an understanding of pitch through using movement, voices and instruments. They identify contrasts of high and low pitches, and create animal chant sounds and sequences.
Unit 4: Weather
The children use voices, movement and instruments to explore different ways that music can be used to describe the weather.
Unit 5: Machines
The children explore beat through movement, body percussion and instruments. They combine steady beat with word rhythms and explore changes in tempo.
Unit 6: Seasons
The children develop further their vocabulary and understanding of pitch movements, exploring pitch through singing, tuned percussion and listening games.
Unit 7: Our School
The children explore sounds found in their school environment. They investigate ways to produce and record sounds, using IT to stimulate musical ideas related to geography.
Unit 8: Pattern
The children develop an understanding of metre – groups of steady beat – through counting, body percussion and reading scores.
Unit 9: Storytime
The children learn how music can be used to tell a story. They identify contrasts of fast and slow, loud and quiet, leading to a performance.
Unit 10: Our Bodies
The children respond with their bodies to steady beat and rhythm in music. They experience combining rhythm patterns with steady beat, using body percussion.
Unit 11: Travel
The children develop their performance skills and learn songs about travel and transport from around the world.
Unit 12: Water
The children use voices, movement and instruments to explore changes of pitch. They develop a performance with different vocal pitch shapes and tuned percussion.
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