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Year 6

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Music

 

Year 6

 

Performing

Composing (incl notation)

Appraising

 

 

 

•  Can they sing a harmony part

•  Can they use a variety of

•  Can they refine and improve

confidently and accurately?

different musical devices in

their work?

•  Can they perform parts from

their composition? (incl

•  Can they evaluate how the

memory?

melody, rhythms and chords)

venue, occasion and purpose

•  Can they perform using

•  Do they recognise that

affects the way a piece of

notations?

different forms of notation serve

music is created?

•  Can they take the lead in a

different purposes?

•  Can they analyse features

performance?

•  Can they use different forms of

within different pieces of

•  Can they take on a solo part?

notation?

music?

•  Can they provide rhythmic

•  Can they combine groups of

•  Can they compare and

support?

beats?

contrast the impact that

 

 

different composers from

 

 

different times will have had on

 

 

the people of the time?

 

 

 

 

Year 6 (Challenging)

 

 

 

 
  • Can they perform a piece of music which contains two (or more) distinct melodic or rhythmic parts, knowing how the parts will fit together?
  • Can they show how a small change of tempo can make a piece of music more effective?
  • Do they use the full range of chromatic pitches to build up chords, melodic lines and bass lines?
  • Can they appraise the introductions, interludes and endings for songs and compositions they have created?
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