Music inspires one of the highest forms of creativity and is life enchancing whether there is a love of classical, pop or jazz. Pupils should be introduced to a wide range of recorded music whilst exploring their own musical expression through singing, playing instruments or through dance. Music is medicine for the mind.
Chilworth Infant School – skills progression in Music
||Year 1 and 2
Sing songs with control and using the voice expressively
- Find their singing voice and use their voice confidently
- Sing a melody accurately at their own pitch
- Sing with a sense of awareness of pulse and control of rhythm
- Recognise phrase lengths and know when to breathe
- Sing songs expressively
- Follow pitch movements with their hands and use high, low and middle voices.
- Being to sing with control of pitch
- Sing with an awareness of other performers.
|Listening, memore and movement
- Recall and remember short songs and sequences and patterns of sounds
- Repond physically when performing , composing and appraising music
- Identify different sound sources.
- Identify well defined musical features.
Controlling pulse and rhythm
- Identify the pulse in different pieces of music
- Identify the pulse and join in getting faster and slower together. · Identify long and short sounds in music
- Perform a rhythm to a given pulse
- Begin to internalise and create rhythmic patterns
- Accompany a chant or song by clasping or playing the pulse of rhythm.
|Exploring sounds, melody and accompaniment
- Explore different sounds sources
- Make sounds and recongise how they can give a message
- Identify and name classroom instruments
- Create and chose sounds in response to a given stimulus
- Identify how sounds can be changed.
- Change sounds to reflect different stimuli
|Control of instruments
- Play instruments in different ways and create sounds effects.
- Handle and play instruments with control
- Identify different groups of instruments.
- Perform together and follow instructions that combine the musical elements.