Music curriculum plan 2020 – 2021

Year Group 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2


The set work we study this term is  

‘Ode to Joy’ by Beethoven.

The set work we study this term is  

‘Canon in D’ by Pachelbel.

The set work we study this term is  

‘Prelude from Cello Suite No.1’ by Bach.

We introduce the  

basics of music  

theory including:  

beat, rhythm, pitch,  the music stave and  articulation.

In this ½ term we  

extend our  

knowledge of music  theory and listening.  Students learn to  

dictate and write  

music and perform  basic pieces on the  keyboard.

Students extend their  knowledge of music  theory by looking at  music in new scales  or keys.


melody and chords,  dynamics and  

accompaniments are  the main focus of this  ½ term including  

more extended skills  on the keyboard.

Students look at  

more detailed music  theory including  

complex rhythms and  dynamics as well as  different scales.

Exploring musical  

scores and score  

reading. Writing basic  music notation and  extending our  

keyboard skills and  note and rhythm