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Year 3

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Music

 

Year 3

 

Performing

 

Composing (incl notation)

Appraising

 

 

 

 

•  Do they sing in tune with

Can they use different elements

•  Can they improve their work;

expression?

 

in their composition?

explaining how it has improved?

•  Do they control their voice when

Can they create repeated

•  Can they use musical words (the

singing?

 

patterns with different

elements of music) to describe a

•  Can they play clear notes on

 

instruments?

piece of music and

instruments?

Can they compose melodies and

compositions?

 

 

songs?

•  Can they use musical words to

 

Can they create

describe what they like and

 

 

accompaniments for tunes?

dislike?

 

Can they combine different

•  Can they recognise the work of

 

 

sounds to create a specific mood

at least one famous composer?

 

 

or feeling?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 (Challenging)

 

  • Can they work with a partner to create a piece of music using more than one instrument?
  • Do they understand metre in 2 and 3 beats; then 4 and 5 beats?
  • Do they understand how the use of tempo can provide contrast within a piece of music?
  • Can they tell whether a change is gradual or sudden?
  • Can they identify repetition, contrasts and variations?
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