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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Music

    Music Terms 5 & 6

    Year 3

    This Term Year 3 will be learning the songs that will be included in their production of ‘Hoodwinked’. They will be encouraged to sing as part of a large ensemble, small groups, and even as individuals. The children will be adding to their listening logs with a variety of well and lesser known classical composers and pieces and describing how musical elements play a part in each. We will also be continuing our work on musical notation and playing a series of games to encourage the children to recall the notes by name and appearance whilst also practising writing the notes and completing a short composition exercise.

    Year 4

    This term Year 4 will be completing a research project; they will be learning about the history of music - specifically the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century time periods. The children will be creating timelines and discovering what made each time period unique. They will also have the chance to find out about some of the significant composers of each era and create their own fact files on a composer of their choice. Their listening logs will develop as we look at popular music this term; with recordings from The Beatles all the way through to more modern artists. Year 4 will finish the year by composing their own songs all about Summer- they will be working in groups and will be encouraged to draw on the listening they have done throughout the year to inspire and help them.

    Year 5

    This term Year 5 will be completing a research project; they will be learning about the history of music – looking all the way back to the Antiquity period through till the 20th Century. The children will discover how the sound of music has changed through each time period and about the creation of the Orchestra, Film and TV music and Opera. They will also have the chance to find out about some of the significant composers of each era and will listen to a wide variety of live recordings. Their listening logs will develop as we look at popular music this term; with recordings from Elvis Presley all the way through to more modern artists. Year 5 will finish the year by revisiting the musical elements and demonstrating their awareness of how these elements can be used effectively by composing their own seasonal pieces.

    Year 6

    This term Year 6 will begin preparing their final songs for the Leavers’ Assembly. The children will begin by listening to several different artists and commenting on what makes a good song. We will also discuss what their objectives are for the performance and which emotions they wish to evoke. The children will then have the opportunity to work in groups to create a list of songs that they feel would be fitting for this occasion. We will spend several weeks learning and perfecting our performance.

    Singing Assembly

    Summer is here! The children have been working hard (as usual) to learn a selection of Summer Classics. Please encourage your children to sing these songs to you at home- I’m sure you will be impressed!

    Eye of the Tiger

    Raindrops keep falling on my head

    Daydream Believer