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Year 4

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Music

 

Year 4

 

Performing

 

Composing (incl notation)

Appraising

 

 

 

 

•  Can they perform a simple part

Can they use notations to

•  Can they explain the place of

rhythmically?

 

record and interpret sequences

silence and say what effect it

•  Can they sing songs from

 

of pitches?

has?

memory with accurate pitch?

•  Can they use standard

•  Can they start to identify the

•  Can they improvise using

 

notation?

character of a piece of music?

repeated patterns?

Can they use notations to

•  Can they describe and identify

 

 

record compositions in a small

the different purposes of music?

 

 

group or on their own?

•  Can they begin to identify with

 

•  Can they use their notation in a

the style of work of Beethoven,

 

 

performance?

Mozart and Elgar?

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 (Challenging)

 
  • Can they use selected pitches simultaneously to produce simple harmony?
  • Can they explore and use sets of pitches, e.g. 4 or 5 note scales?
  • Can they show how they can use dynamics to provide contrast?
  • Can they identify how a change in timbre can change the effect of a piece of music?
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