Reception Syllabus trial

You can find information about the syllabus of this course in the table below. For more information about the cross-curricular and skill development aspect of the course, please visit the Curriculum Objectives tab

Each week covers a musical topic, with a corresponding non-musical theme

Weekly Topic + Theme Aims What will we cover? Curriculum Links

Lesson 1:
– Composer of Music
– Authors/Composers

Jacques Offenbach

1) To understand how stories can be told through music
2) To discover the relationship between a composer & his music
3) To develop skills through music-based activities
– An introduction to the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ story and music.
– An introduction to the orchestra and key musical terms.
– Activities to explore the life of Jacques Offenbach, the composer of ‘Voyage to the Moon’.
– Performance: the Prince’s Song, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence and Self Awareness
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
U of W: People and communities, the World
E A & D: All

Lesson 2:
– Orchestra & Violin
– Teamwork & Group Play
violin violet

 

1) To understand the value of both ‘teamwork’ & ‘individual play’, through learning about an ‘orchestra’ & a ‘musician’
2) To identify different sounds we can create, focusing on the concept of ‘pitch’
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
– An introduction to the violin through the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ story and music.
– A variety of activities to further understanding about elements of the violin (including ‘pitch’).
– Performance: Violet the Violin poem, Voyage to the Moon music, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence & Self Awareness, Making Relationships
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
M: Numbers
U of W: People & communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 3:
– Cello
– Family
cedric cello

1) To identify similarities & differences between family members
2) To identify similarities & differences between instruments from the same ‘instrument family’, by sound & appearance
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
– An introduction to the cello through the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ story and music.
– A variety of activities to further understanding about ‘instrument families’, elements of the cello and comparisons with the violin.
– Performance: Cedric Cello poem, Voyage to the Moon music, Pitch exercises, the Prince’s Song, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence and Self Awareness, Making Relationships
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 4:
– French Horn
– Feelings & Emotions
Freddy the French Horn

1) Identify comparisons between all instruments learned so far
2) To identify how ‘tone’ and ’emotion’ is conveyed through music
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
– An introduction to the French horn through the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ story and music.
– A variety of activities to further understanding of expression through music.
– Performance: Freddy the French horn poem, Voyage to the Moon music, the Prince’s Song, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence & Self Awareness, Managing feelings & emotions
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 5:
– Oboe
– Shapes & Numbers
Olive the Oboe

1) To build our knowledge about instruments from different families
2) To identify connections between musical elements & mathematical concepts
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
– An introduction to the oboe through the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ story and music.
– A variety of activities to further understanding of the importance of our bodies in creating sound and playing instruments.
– Performance: Olive the Oboe poem, How Many Fingers Do You Have Song, Voyage to the Moon music, Expression Exercise, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence and Self Awareness
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
M: All
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 6:
– Flute
– Listening to Others
Flora Flute

1) To learn importance of individuals by respecting and listening to others
2) To identify all the different instruments from Voyage to the Moon by sound and appearance
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
– An introduction to the flute through the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ story and music.
– A variety of activities to further develop our respect for each other, including opportunity for individual and group performance work.
– Performance: Flora Flute poem, Voyage to the Moon music, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: All
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 7:
– Piano
– Quiet Noises

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1) To learn the importance of ‘quiet noises’ in everyday situations and in music
2) To identify musical notation that indicates ‘softness’
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
– Exploration of the loudness of the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ music in relation to the ‘piano’ symbol.
– The correlation between the loudness of the music with events from the story.
– Performance: Penelope Piano poem, Voyage to the Moon music, Responses to Music and words, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: All
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
M: All
U of W: People & communities
E A & D: All

Topic 8:
– Forte
– Loud Noises
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1) To learn the importance of ‘rules’ in everyday situations and in music
2) To identify musical notation that indicates ‘loudness’
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
– Exploration of the loudness of the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ music in relation to the ‘forte’ and ‘piano’ symbols.
– The correlation between the loudness of the music with events from the story.
– Performance: Penelope Piano poem, Voyage to the Moon music, Responses to Music and words, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence and Self Awareness
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: Reading and Writing
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 9:
– Crescendo
– Expression
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1) To understand different ways that we express ourselves
2) To understand how music is ‘expressive’, using the ‘crescendo’ symbol
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities and visual cues
– The ‘crescendo’ symbol (this tells musicians to play their instruments gradually louder).
– Emotions and excitement within the story, correlating events to the ‘tone’ of sections of music.
– Performance: Crescendo Croc poem, Voyage to the Moon music, Crescendo Response, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence and Self Awareness
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: Reading and Writing
M: Shapes, Space and Time
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 10:
– Beats/Rhythm
– Patterns of Sound
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1) To understand patterns and routines within music
2) To develop our understanding of the connections between music and mathematical concepts
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities and visual cues
– Exploration of the rhythm of the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ music.
– The purpose of rhythm, and the appearance of a piece of music.
– Performance: Beat Beanies poem, Voyage to the Moon music, Time to Make A Beat Song, Responses to Music, Movement to Music.
P, S & E: Self Confidence and Self Awareness
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: Reading and Writing
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 11:
– Conductor
– Rules & Order/Leadership
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1) To understand the purpose of a leader, relating this to an orchestra’s ‘conductor’
2) To understand how we can instruct and lead using different parts of our bodies
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities and visual cues
– Activities to explore the role and elements of the conductor of an orchestra.
– Application of previously learned notation concepts to new knowledge about the conductor.
– Performance: Commodore the Conductor poem, Responding to the Conductor, The Conductor Song, The Prince’s Song.
P, S & E: Self Confidence and Self-Awareness, Making Relationships.
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: Reading and Writing
M: Numbers
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All

Lesson 12:
– Full Consolidation
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1) To consolidate all topics, themes and ideas learned so far
2) To build confidence in abilities and different skill areas
3) To develop skills & ideas through music-based activities
All elements of the music, and all non-musical themes will be explored within this 2-part consolidation.
P, S & E: All
C & L: All
P: Moving and Handling
L: All
M: All
U of W: People and communities
E A & D: All