National curriculum aims to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures.
This month, year 4 children have been listening and composing music related to the battle of Hastings. They listened to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and discussed the ingredients needed to create their own battle music. They gave consideration to the dynamics, tempo, pitch, timbre , texture and instrumentation. In groups they organised their ideas, wrote their composition as a graphic score, practiced and performed.