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Autumn 2 Term Scheme and Activities 

Ongoing Musical Skills

 In this second half term the children will begin to take the instruments home. 

 The children will be reminded to;

  • NOT mess with the Tuning pegs! 

  • Try not to let other family members mess with the tuning pegs!! (Especially 'Guitar-Playing Dads!')

  • Remember to bring it back to school every week for lessons.

  • Choose a sensible place to put the instrument within their home where its not at risk of damage.

 The children will learn how to play the instrument standing up

 The children will begin to look at simple ways of notating ukulele music using chord diagrams and tab notation.

 The children will extend their repertoire of pieces on the ukulele;

  • Having begun to learn the chords of 'C' and 'F' the main focus of new chord learning will be G7

  • The children will also begin to learn additional chords, as pieces demand.

  • In this term the children will learn songs with at least 2 chords if not more!

The BIGGEST focus of this term will be a CONCERT to perform in

 So to do this the children will need to;

  • Develop a sense of performance - look smart, stand tall, be proud and SMILE!

  • Plan a concert program of songs and pieces

  • Present introductions to concert items 

  • Use cross-curricular links to produce tickets, letters, programs

But most of all - the children will begin to understand that music is for sharing, and that can be nervous, exciting, brilliant and inspiring!

National Curriculum Statements covered this term;

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

  • use and understand...other musical notations

  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

  • develop an understanding of the history of music

Assessment Sheet: Autumn2



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