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Exploring Pitch: CL,

To know the terms and understand the concepts of high, higher, low, lower, the same To use short-term memory skills to recall and identify sounds in a sequence To enjoy producing singing sounds and to copy the pitch and tune of familiar songs To encourage children to listen closely and focus their attention To identify high and low sounds

Exploring Beat and Tempo: CL, L


To know that some pieces of music have a regular beat To clap along with rhythms To know that music can be fast or slow, and respond to the terms fast, faster, slow, slower To clap syllables in words and sentences To appreciate and respond to different kinds of music by dancing and moving to fast and slow music To perform dance moves to a steady beat To develop gross-motor skills in performing actions to a steady beat

Exploring Structure: M, PD,


To use short-term memory skills to recall and identify sounds in a sequence To understand the terms long, short and stop To play sounds that are long and short and to recognise symbols that represent To recognise that rhythms can come in patterns of long and short beats To remember sequences in cumulative songs To understand that you can use symbols to correspond to sounds in a sequence. To develop skills of coordination

Exploring Songs: CL, L


To listen to and learn actions and words of familiar songs To enjoy singing by themselves or in a group from memory To perform actions at the appropriate times to develop comprehension To maintain a good posture while singing To add expression to our voices when we sing about things that are happy, sad, etc. To develop vocabulary through songs To develop spoken confidence through repeating and echoing To explore language structures in call and response songs

Long Term Plan Music in Reception


Exploring Dynamics: EAaD, PD
To know that sounds can be loud or soft To understand the concepts of loud and soft To follow visual cues for get louder, get softer, stop To make loud and soft sounds while playing instruments or singing To develop concentration To encourage children to listen closely and with increased attention To begin to play co-operatively in a group

Exploring Texture and Timbre: EAaD, UtW


To develop listening skills in a quiet environment To understand that different instruments (and objects) make different sounds when played To explore how instruments sound when played together To know the names of some simple percussion instruments, and the names of the sounds they make (eg: scrape, jingle, tap, click) To discriminate indoor and outdoor sounds To represent sounds heard in our environment with objects and instruments To know that symbols can be used to correspond to sounds