In this unit pupils will explore and develop musical ideas by using ICT and other methods. They will use simple music software, tape recorders and a keyboard to compose, collect and communicate their musical ideas. They will amend and modify their work to explore various musical and sound effects, and use ICT to create, organise and record sounds. Pupils will be able to apply what they have learnt in this unit in music.
Assessment: Pupil Self Review Statements
Guidance on how to use Compose World effectively to cover this QCA unit.
Compose World in a Reception class shows how tunes may be created and changed. The teacher introduced the program to extend children's ICT skills, but she soon became aware of how even the youngest children could talk about their musical preferences.
Cross Curricular Links
9 Descriptive Sounds
10 Rhythmic patterns
13 painting with sound
3 An Island Home
5A Musical Instruments
Y3 T3: Text Level, Fiction and Poetry 11, 15
Y3: p20-23, Fractions
Online Sound Samples
Guide to the Orchestra
Create a Turtle Tune
ICT Scheme of work from Greenwich
A complete set of resources linked to the QCA scheme of work with lesson plans, activities, downloadable resources and more.
Newham ICT Scheme of Work
Featuring active flip chart resources and tutorial videos. Importantly every unit contains a challenge lesson which gives the children an opportunity to develop their independent ICT capability. www.itass.newham.gov.uk/curriculum/sow.aspx