Music, P Scale

Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act.  It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.  As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world.

The Ingot's Music P scales provide learners with the opportunity to:

• experience a sense of pride and achievement in their own work
• demonstrate their ability in an area not dependent on language skills
• improve listening, concentration and attention skills
• develop imitation skills
• produce sounds and develop expressive language
• practise turn-taking
• choose, discriminate and justify decisions
• experiment and try new ideas where there are no right or wrong answers
• develop coordination and functional fine motor skills
• develop movement and mobility
• cooperate and develop tolerance and a willingness to work with others
• develop self-discipline and self-confidence
• become involved in their community
• be involved in activities that may provide a fulfiling hobby or pastime and promote lifelong learning

In response to these opportunities, pupils can make progress in music by:
• applying and consolidating skills, knowledge and understanding in a wide variety of age-related activities
• listening and responding to a wide variety of contrasting music
• listening and responding to music for increasing periods, for example, attending concerts
• increasing engagement and quality of response in musical activities, showing the development of specific knowledge, skills and understanding
• developing each of the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appraising in all activities
• extending these skills by applying listening skills and a knowledge and understanding of music
• becoming involved in community-based musical activities.


P1(i) - MUSIC

P1(ii) - MUSIC

P2(i) - MUSIC

P2(ii) - MUSIC

P3(i) - MUSIC

P3(ii) - MUSIC

P4 - Music

1. The learner will communicate about familiar musical activities or familiar instruments

2. The learner will listen and attend to familiar musical activities

3. The learner will attain awareness of cause and effect in familiar events

4. The learner will look for an instrument or noise maker played out of sight

5. The learner will imitate actions, sounds or words in songs and musical performances

1.1 I can communicate about familiar musical activities. 2.1 I can listen and attend to familiar musical activities. 3.1 I can demonstrate awareness of cause and effect in familiar musical events. 4.1 I can search for a musical instrument that is out of sight. 5.1 I can copy simple actions.
1.2 I can identify familiar musical instruments. 2.2 I can follow and join in familiar routines. 5.2 I can imitate sounds or words.
5.3 I can join in musical performances.

P5 - Music

P6 - Music

1. The learner will play instruments with others

2. The learner will respond expressively in response to music

3. The learner will explore the range of effects that can be made by a musical instrument

4. The learner will copy simple rhythms and musical patterns or phrases

5. The learner will play groups of sounds

6. The learner will categorise musical instruments

1.1 I can respond to others in music sessions. 2.1 I can respond expressively to music or to words. 3.1 I can explore the range of effects that can be made by a musical instrument. 4.1 I can copy simple rhythms. 5.1 I can play groups of sounds. 6.1 I can categorise musical instruments by sound or feature.
1.2 I can play instruments with others. 4.2 I can copy musical patterns or phrases. 6.2 I can categorise musical instruments by the way its played.
1.3 I can join in familiar songs, rhymes and musical routines.

P7 - Music

1. The learner will listen to and describe music in simple terms

2. The learner will respond to musical prompts

3. The learner will play simple patterns or sequences of music

4. The learner will listen and contribute to sound stories

5. The learner will make simple compositions

1.1 I can listen to music. 2.1 I can respond appropriately to various musical prompts. 3.1 I can follow simple graphical scores. 4.1 I can contribute to sound stories. 5.1 I can create simple compositions.
1.2 I can describe music in simple terms. 3.2 I can play simple patterns or sequences of music. 4.2 I can join in simple improvisation.
4.3 I can make basic choices about the sound or instruments used.

P8 - Music

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