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Understanding

Understanding 

 

We plan tasks that allow pupils to show their understanding, both of a standalone lesson and as part of a sequence of lessons, whilst making links to previous learning in other topics and year groups. 

Abba topic - Mamma Mia

Y4 - Mamma Mia

"This was our performance from the start of our Abba topic. I think my singing was ok here but got better with practice. I learnt how to put more emotion into my singing and how important it is to be expressive to show the meaning of the song." - Eva
Ukulele

Ukulele Y4

"This was our end of topic Ukulele performance of the song 'A Sailor Went to Sea'. I learnt a lot about the ukulele including the names of the strings, where the instrument came from and how to hold it correctly. I also think I got a lot better at playing the C chord, which is shown in this performance." - Anthony
Our final performance of 'A Sailor Went to Sea'
Demonstrating our understanding of the chord 'C'
Composing
Composing using our understanding
Composing our own Disco music

"We had to create a composition based on our Abba topic. I wanted my composition to be fast paced and upbeat as I know Disco music makes people want to dance." - Isla

"In my composition, I used the notes from the chords and melodies we have looked at for this topic. Also, I used rests to give my composition a more interesting rhythm pattern that would make you want to dance." - Grace

Listening
Listening and discussing a new Abba song
Listening and comparing chords on ukulele
"When I listen to different songs by Abba, I can hear the similarities. For example, I can hear piano in many of their songs and vocal harmonies. In addition, 'The Winner Takes it All' and 'Thank You for the Music' both have similar tempos." - Sadie
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