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Year 4

Spring 1

 

The children will learn how to perform three ostinato patterns in time. In small groups they will develop their ability to keep in time and play independently.

 

Listening - Baroque - 1600 - 1750 - Handel's Water Music

 

Rhythms - ostinato patterns 1, 2 & 3 - see below.

 

Bronze - I can play the ostinato patterns 

Silver - I can play the ostinato patterns and keep in time with the pulse.

Gold - I can play one ostinato pattern and keep in time while a partner plays a different pattern.

 

 

Ostinato 1

Ostinato 1 1

Ostinato 2

Ostinato 2 1

Ostinato 3

Ostinato 3 1

Autumn 2

 

Key Music Learning: To arrange simple ostinato patterns taken from the song 'Victorian Historian.'

 

Listening focus: Medieval Music - 

 

Rhythmic focus: dotted rhythm

 

Success Criteria: 

Bronze - I can play the ostinato patterns

Silver - I can arrange the ostinato patterns into my own sequence

Gold - My sequence is longer and is played in time.

 

 

Victorian Historian

 

Victorian! Historian! One two three.

Victorian! Historian! Look at me!

 

1) We could share our toys and make lots of noise

In the streets around our house.

Bats and balls we made to use in games we played,

Skipping ropes, hoola hoops, chasing, playing tag.

 

2) Barrel organs played with apes on parade

As we danced and clapped our hands.

Tommy Tiddlers ground would make us run around.

Throwing eggs into caps, hoping they don't break!

 

Bridge- But some children they work all day.

             In fact'ries full of danger and dirt.

             With no time to rest or play

             and if they do not die then they get hurt.

 

Victorian! Historian! One two three.

Victorian! Historian! Look at me!

Look at me. Look at me! One two three.

 

 

J. Oates

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Initially the theme has been the Mersey but we have now put this on hold to link in with a topic about the Victorians.

Key Music Learning: To compose a simple melody

 

Listening focus: Ferry Cross The Mersey

 

Rhythmic focus: Ta Ta te te te te

 

Success Criteria: 

Bronze - I can make one melodic idea (Idea A)

Silver - I can make a melodic idea A & B

Gold - I can arrange my ideas into a structure such as AABA

Star - I can record my ideas

Ferry Cross The Mersey

 

Life goes on day after day.

Hearts torn in ev'ryway.

So ferry, cross the Mersey 'cause this land's the

Place I love    And here I'll stay.

 

People they rush ev'rywhere 

Each with their own secret care.

So ferry, cross the Mersey    and always take me there.

The place I love.

 

People around ev'ry corner they seem to smile and say.

We don't care what your name is boy we'll never turn you away.

 

So I'll continue to say, "here I will always stay."

So ferry, cross the Mersey 'cause this land's the place I love

and here I'll stay. And here I'll stay.

Chime bars

Chime bars 1

Melody A

Melody B

Melody A A B A

Simple notation of melodic ideas A and B

Simple notation of melodic ideas A and B 1