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Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills

Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills


All pupils in Year 6 receive regular Music lessons in which they acquire knowledge and skills of both how to be a great musician using several different instruments and appreciation of a variety of different genres of music. Pupils also have the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills through extra peripatetic instrumental teaching. 

"In Year 6, we studied Pop music, focussing on the song 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. We learned to appreciate the genre of pop music and its stylistic indicators, listened to a range of different pop songs to see if we could spot what made them pop songs and composed our own pop music based on our focus song. We also learned to sing the song 'Happy', including singing in harmonies and different parts. Additionally, we also learned a glockenspiel part for the song. I really enjoyed this module as I love the song Happy and find it uplifting!" - Thomas


"I was really excited to continue to learn the ukulele in Year 6 and was pleased I could remember the chords and songs I had learned in other year groups! I think I got better at playing the ukulele in Year 6 and I loved learning the song, Riptide!" - Lexie

Acquiring New Skills

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Year 6 pupils acquiring the skill of leading their peers for a warm-up activity.
Picture 1 Leading others in their singing!
Picture 2 Y6 pupils acquiring skill of a new instrument
Picture 3 Learning a new song on the ukulele
Picture 4 Acquiring knowledge about reading chord charts
Picture 5 Practising 'Riptide' by Vance Joy