All pupils will focus on the skills of listening, composing and performing. They will explore and develop their sense of rhythm and ensemble by singing and using tuned and untuned percussion instruments. They will work individually and in groups performing rhythms, tunes and accompaniments. They will listen to and respond to a wide range of music from varying times and cultures. In drama, pupils will learn a range of techniques to explore situations and devise dramas from a range of stimuli. They will act out improvised dramas and existing scripts, creating characters and experimenting with voice, gesture and staging.


Pupils will continue to develop skills of Composing, Performing and Listening. They will develop aural skills by listening to, identifying and writing down rhythms. Further develop abilities of reading and writing musical notation and performing with accompaniements. Pupils will explore how music reflects different intentions; make up tunes and rhythms within a given structure; perform by ear and from simple notation; and describe and compare different kinds of music from varying times and cultures. In drama lessons, pupils plan and structure plays that make use of a range of techniques and forms to express their ideas e.g. narration in story theatre. They also discus the themes or issues in the drama and the way they were presented. Pupils also learn lines, collaborate with others and organise simple presentations.


Pupils sustain a defined character for a reasonable amount of time. They can also select and control appropriate vocal and movement skills, with some subtlety and develop them in rehearsal. Pupils have opportunities to discuss and give reasons for their preferences in drama, based on their knowledge.