North Mymms St Mary's

CE Primary School

Overflowing with Thankfulness, Inspiration and Joy

Year 2

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for



Year 2



Composing (incl notation)





•  Do they sing and follow the

•  Can they order sounds to

•  Can they improve their own

melody (tune)?

create a beginning, middle


•  Do they sing accurately at a

and end?

•  Can they listen out for

given pitch?

•  Can they create music in

particular things when listening

•  Can they perform simple

response to <different starting

to music?

patterns and accompaniments



keeping a steady pulse?

•  Can they choose sounds which


•  Can they perform with others?

create an effect?


•  Can they play simple rhythmic

•  Can they use symbols to


patterns on an instrument?

represent sounds?


•  Can they sing/clap a pulse

•  Can they make connections


increasing or decreasing in

between notations and musical









Year 2 (Challenging)

  • Can they sing/play rhythmic patterns in contrasting tempo; keeping to the pulse?
  • Can they use simple structures in a piece of music?
  • Do they know that phrases are where we breathe in a song?
  • Do they recognise sounds that move by steps and by leaps?