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Year 1

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Music

 

Year 1

 

Performing

 

Composing (incl notation)

Appraising

 

 

 

 

•  Can they use their voice to

Can they make different

•  Can they respond to different

speak/sing/chant?

 

sounds with their voice?

moods in music?

•  Do they join in with singing?

Can they make different

•  Can they say how a piece of

•  Can they use instruments to

 

sounds with instruments?

music makes them feel?

perform?

•  Can they identify changes in

•  Can they say whether they like

•  Do they look at their audience

 

sounds?

or dislike a piece of music?

when they are performing?

•  Can they change the sound?

•  Can they choose sounds to

•  Can they clap short rhythmic

•  Can they repeat (short

represent different things?

patterns?

 

rhythmic and melodic)

•  Can they recognise repeated

•  Can they copy sounds?

 

patterns?

patterns?

 

•  Can they make a sequence of

•  Can they follow instructions

 

 

sounds?

about when to play or sing?

 

•  Can they show sounds by using

 

 

 

pictures?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 (Challenging)

 

 

 

 

•  Can they make loud and quiet

•  Can they tell the difference

•  Can they tell the difference

sounds?

 

between long and short

between a fast and slow

•  Do they know that the chorus

 

sounds?

tempo?

keeps being repeated?

•  Can they tell the difference

•  Can they tell the difference

 

 

between high and low sounds?

between loud and quiet

 

•  Can they give a reason for

sounds?

 

 

choosing an instrument?

•  Can they identify two types of

 

 

 

sound happening at the same

 

 

 

time?

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