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Music National Curriculum KS1 & KS2

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Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
 use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and 
rhymes
 play tuned and untuned instruments musically
 listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded 
music
 experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions 
of music.
Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. 
They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and 
manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Pupils should be taught to:
 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 inter-related 
dimensions of music
 listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
 use and understand staff and 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.
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