P2 - D3

Play a variety of short, easy pieces from notation/symbols

Building on the musical skills, knowledge and understanding acquired in Programme of Study 1, extend the range of pieces to be taught, ensuring that the chosen repertoire relates to the full range of learning objectives.

Encourage learners to apply their own creative ideas, e.g. using ideas in the piece to generate their own improvisations or compositions.

Show learners how to practise their pieces and make improvements.

Continue to use the holistic approach to teaching and learning. Choose a wide range of repertoire that:

  • consolidates and extends technical skills and knowledge
  • uses simple key signatures
  • possibly includes compound time
  • includes a larger variety of rhythmic groupings
  • includes a more extended pitch range