North Mymms St Mary's

CE Primary School

Overflowing with Thankfulness, Inspiration and Joy

Year 6

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for



Year 6



Composing (incl notation)





•  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


melody, rhythms and chords)

venue, occasion and purpose

•  Can they perform using

•  Do they recognise that

affects the way a piece of


different forms of notation serve

music is created?

•  Can they take the lead in a

different purposes?

•  Can they analyse features


•  Can they use different forms of

within different pieces of

•  Can they take on a solo part?



•  Can they provide rhythmic

•  Can they combine groups of

•  Can they compare and



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?