In Key Stage 1, students will be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes;
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically;
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music; and
  • experiment with, create, select, and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

In Key Stage 2, students will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. Students will develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. Students will be taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory;
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations;
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music

Please refer to our Scheme of Work document below for an overview of what is taught in each Year Group.

Scheme of Work

Please refer to our Key Concepts Vocabulary Progression List for key Music vocabulary per Year Group.

Vocabulary Progression List