Christ The King RC Primary School

Music Knowledge Organisers 



At Christ the King, we use Knowledge Organisers to help children to learn the essential knowledge they need for each unit they study. A Knowledge Organiser sets out in detail the essential information that children should know and understand by the end of the topic.  It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning.

We have developed our Knowledge Organisers to support the delivery of the curriculum, with each one starting with the knowledge children should already have from previous learning. Each Knowledge Organiser also has a quiz to help children recall the knowledge and a ‘Vocabulary Dozen’, which is a list of technical vocabulary with definitions.

As well as learning the knowledge from the current topic, it is also useful for children to go back to previous Knowledge Organisers and re-read and revise these so that the information from previous learning is not forgotten.


There are Music Knowledge Organisers for each year group from Y1-Y6 and for each unit of work. 


Autumn 1 Music Knowledge Organisers

Year 1- All About Me (Pulse and Rhythm)

Year 2- Animals (African Call and Response)

Year 3- Ballads (Ukulele)

Year 4- Rainforests (Body and Tuned Percussion)

Year 5 - Living on a prayer 

Year 6- Advanced Rhythms

Autumn 2 Music Knowledge Organisers

Year 1- Animals (Dynamics and Tempo)

Year 2- Traditional Stories (Orchestral Instruments)

Year 3- Mountains (Creating Compositions)

Year 4- Rock and Roll

Year 5 - Three Little Birds

Year 6- Fingal's Cave (Dynamics, Tempo and Pitch)


Spring 1 Music Knowledge Organisers 

Year 1 -Under the Sea (Musical Vocabulary)

Year 2 - Musical Me (Pitch)

Year 3 - The Vikings (Developing Singing Technique)

Year 4 - Rivers (Pitch, Tempo & Dynamics)

Year 5 - Don't stop Believin

Year 6 - Film Music 


Spring 2 Music Knowledge Organisers

Year 1 - Fairy tales (Timbre and rhythmic patterns)

Year 2 - Space (Dynamics, Timbre, Tempo and Motifs)

Year 3 - Chinese New Year (Pentatonic Melodies and Composition)

Year 4 - Hanami (Haiku, Music and performance)

Year 5 - Happy 

Year 6 - Songs of WW2 


Summer 1 Music Knowledge Organisers 

Year 1 - Superheroes (Pitch and Tempo)

Year 2 - On this Island (British Songs and Sounds)

Year 3 - Jazz

Year 4 - Samba and Carnival

Year 5 - Mamma Mia 

Year 6 - Pop Art (Theme and Variation)


Summer 2 Music Knowledge Organisers 

Year 1 - By the Sea (Vocal and Body Sounds)

Year 2 - Myths and Legends

Year 3 - India (Improvisation)

Year 4 - Romans (Adapting Motifs)

Year 5 - Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Year 6 - Composing and performing a Leavers Song





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