Music - Body of Knowledge
Music - Curriculum Map
Summer Term 2021
Again it was another busy term for music at Gatehouse with lots of singing, glockenspiels and Jumbie Jams! We were fortunate enough to have a set of Jumbie Jams (child friendly steel pans) in school for the term, which were enjoyed by children across all year groups. Unit 1, in particular, learned to play 'Twinkle Star', before composing and performing their own simple tunes! In stark contrast, Unit 2 explored music and instruments from the Romantic era with an in-depth study of Brahms! Despite the difficulties encountered by Covid19, we brought safe singing into school and with thanks to our dedicated children, staff and technology, our Unit 3 productions still went ahead! These were sent to parents via our online platforms.
Spring Term 2021
The Spring Term saw a great many challenges for our music curriculum, but our children have been amazing! Across the school, they have been singing, playing, performing, composing and learning about the history of music!
Unit 1 - The children have been exploring percussion. They explored using their bodies in different ways to make sounds and then used instruments to accompany nursery rhymes! The children particularly enjoyed listening to 'Peter and the Wolf' and learning about how instruments can be used to represent different characters.
Unit 2 - In Year 3, the children have been learning about the history of music with a particular focus on Beethoven! The focus in Year 4 has been learning about musical terminology and describing the 'timbre' of a piece of music. The children have been identifying time signatures and learning how to conduct!
Autumn Term 2021