World Music

This is a 6 week topic aimed at KS1 and KS2 to teach them about different music traditions from around the world.

Throughout this topic, pupils will be given the opportunity to explore music from different countries and cultures around the globe, including: West Africa, Australia, Poland, Ireland, Jamaica and Native America.

Each week will focus on a different country. The focus of each lesson will be to learn where the country is on the map, listen to an example of traditional music from that that country and learn a song/game/dance that is culturally relevant.

Pupils will be given the opportunity to develop their listening and singing skills (Links to curriculum can be found at the bottom).

By the end of the topic pupils should have a better understanding of different styles and genres of music and where they came from as well as developing their understanding of the role of music in different cultures and societies.

Perfect for linking to Geogrpahy and History!

Links to curriculum/Possible assessment opportunities:

  1. Use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  2. Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  3. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  4. Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

Please note: I have used the Font AR CHRISTY so it may look different when downloaded!

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