Music helps children to be creative by using their Performing Skills and Composing Skills. Children are able to develop their Performing Skills by making their own music and learning lyrics to a variety of different songs.
This section includes interactive activities to help children with their Composing Skills. Activities range from learning about musical notes to online piano lessons. Children also have the opportunity to learn all about the different instruments in an orchestra and match musical instruments to their sounds.
The General Music section helps children to name and identify musical instruments, including percussion, woodwind, string and brass instruments. It also includes fun activities aimed at helping Key Stage 2 Music pupils to develop their knowledge of famous composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and Edward Elgar.
Children are able to enhance their skills at Listening and Applying Knowledge and Understanding to music through interactive activities, quizzes and tests aimed at Key Stage 2 learners. These include an interactive activity about making different pitches, an online test to determine whether children can identify a rising note and an interactive ‘painting with sound´ activity.
Appraising Skills is also an important aspect of Key Stage 2 Music. A number of activities are dedicated to helping children develop these skills by listening to pace, pitch and texture of music.
The resources and activities in the KS2 Music section are in an interactive, online, or printable format that brings a differing dynamic to the subject for children studying at Key Stage 2.