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Long Term Plan - Music


Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Rhymes – Chants/beats

Using voices expressively

Make recordings + listen to and understand recordings

Experiment/create music and dance

African musical instruments - beats

Music from around the world.


Exploring Duration

Exploring pulse and rhythm

Exploring pitch

Exploring instruments and symbols

Exploring timbre tempo and dynamics


Exploring sounds

Year 3

Breath control/support.

Forward placement of voice.

Pitching the voice.

Vowels and consonants


Developing upper register/head resonance.

Engagement of the children


Year 4


Year 4 singing every week and music express

Year 5

Holtz Planet Suite 

Aquarium, Carnival of the Animals

Band Music

Learning about instruments

Weekly singing. Learning and performing songs and music related to topics.

Year 6

Voices and instruments – Perform solo/ensemble contexts

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

Understand and appreciate composers/musicians/history of music

Understand musical notation