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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Music Portfolio

Please see our evidence for each Music National Curriculum Programme of Study below. 

Reception: Expressive Arts and Design - Using and Exploring Media and Materials  

40-60m: Explores the different sounds of instruments

KS1 - Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

We learnt the nursery rhyme ‘London’s Burning’. We spoke about the meaning behind the poem and made actions to match the rhyme.  The children were able to remember the repeptitive verses in the rhyme.

Year 1: The children were encouraged to use their voices to explore sounds they thought dinosaurs may have made as well as thinking of the features of a dinosaur. The children changed the lyrics to well-known nursey rhymes and were encouraged to make them dinosaur related. We changed 'If you're happy and you know it' to 'If you're a T-Rex and you know it'. We also sang 10 little dinosaurs. The children enjoyed thinking of actions.

KS1 - Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Year One: The children were encouraged to use their musical instruments in time with the rhyme “ten fat sausages”. They we’re enciuraged to bang and shake their instruments. The children were able to do this to the beat.

KS1 - Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

KS1 - Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music

KS2 - Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Sing Out 2018

KS2 - Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

Year 6 listened to songs about the heart and identified various emotions in the lyrics.

They then wrote their own lyrics

Year 6 then performed their songs to others

KS2 - Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

KS2 - Use and understand staff and other musical notations

KS2 - Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

KS2 - Develop an understanding of the history of music