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Year 5 Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ (Plato).

Music provides wonderful opportunities for collaborative projects, self-expression and performance. The boys learn how to compose, with a focus on rhythm and pitch. This subject is well-loved at Lower School where the foundations are set for a life-long appreciation of music and the expression and wellbeing it brings. The boys are taught by a specialist music teacher who liaises with Form and subject teachers to enable cross-curricular opportunities whenever possible, allowing stronger connections across the boys’ learning journey..

Autumn Term

  • Shape and structure

  • Gamelan introduction

  • Feeling the Beat using cups - Offenbach’s ‘Can-Can’

  • Rhythm and pulse composition

  • Grouping beats

  • Using voices

  • Rounds, raps and canon

  • Christmas

Spring Term

  • Tempo

  • Greek music - knowledge, composition, performance

  • Exploring voices

  • Keyboard intro to folk music

  • Spring songs, Bubble Choir, vocal training

Summer Term

  • Happy Families

  • Ukulele Eurovision

  • Summer production - Journey into Space

  • Songs for Performance

  • Bubble Choir, vocal training