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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Music Evidence Strand

This page is still under development.

The table below shows the development of a strand of learning through the school.

STRAND

YEAR
UNIT
DEVELOPMENT
3

AUTUMN TERM

We can play the piano and know the notes on a piano

 

 

Animal Magic – Find Danny Dog, using all fingers, locate notes, prompt cards initially.

 

 

 

 

3

SPRING TERM

Rock and Roll – 12 Bar Blues, recap Danny Dog, find C, F and G for Chord 1, 4 and 5

Roll Over Beethoven – Playing the theme of Beethoven 5 and Fur Elise, intro to sharps and flats

 

 

 

3

SUMMER TERM

The Moldau – encourage playing melodies on keyboards by selecting 3 or notes and playing them in a sequence to create a repetitive tune

Nursery Rhymes – children use glockenspiels to play melodies. They recognise pitch and practise aural skills (which note is higher?). Transferable skills for keyboard

4

AUTUMN TERM 

It’s an Enigma! – identifying Elgar’s theme used in Nimrod from Enigma Variations, children found the notes on keyboards and created their own music incorporating this theme. They then used Garageband to include loops. Children later dedicated their own music to a friend. Like Elgar, they created their own theme first from 3 or 4 selected notes

4

SPRING TERM

Chinese Dragons – Introduced to pentatonic scale of CDEGA – locate these notes and know to play in any order and create sequences. Lots of work on rhythm in this unit. The pentatonic can also be used playing only black notes – introduced to sharps and flats. Use Garageband to make the keyboard sound like Chinese instruments. Compose own rhythm pattern selecting from CDEGA

 

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4

SUMMER TERM