Music / Year 5 and 6

Curriculum content descriptions

Rehearse and perform music including music they have composed by improvising, sourcing and arranging ideas and making decisions to engage an audience (ACAMUM090)

  • improvising and experimenting with combinations of sounds and technologies to create moods and atmospheres
  • organising, developing and refining ideas by experimenting with structure
  • exploring rhythm, pitch and dynamics and expression to create contrast, repetition and balance to develop compositions for performance
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – Which style of music is this? What musical clues helped you to decide?
  • presenting performances using internet-based technologies, including social media
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Improvisation (Music),  Music performance,  Composing (Music)


Shake the papaya tree

Find out more about papaya trees and then learn to draw one! Learn a song about climbing a tree and some movements to perform as you sing the song. Explore how to find the beat in the music.


It all 'ads' up!

Students create and explore advertising jingles.


Make it and play it!

Students learn about, make and use percussion instruments.


Beethoven Allegretto

This set of resources explores beat and rhythm, melody, instruments, texture and structure. They focus on the Allegretto movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO with musicians of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra explaining how Beethoven built this iconic Allegretto ...


Electronic sounds

Students experiment and compose with electronic sounds.


Inspire me …

Using stimulus material to inspire art and music. Learn about plastics in the ocean and what oceanographers have learnt through seascape artwork. Create an artwork based on a seascape and plastic waste, Explore graphic notation and create a city soundscape with an artwork as a stimulus.


BTN: A journey into world music

From Japanese drumming to African choirs, there is a wide world of music to be enjoyed beyond mainstream pop music in Australia. Music from one culture will often sound very different to music from another, using varied musical styles and instruments. Come along on a musical journey and explore the increasingly popular ...


Colourful melodies

This resource explores making and organising sounds to compose a simple musical composition. Through making a rainbow water xylophone, students will learn how sound waves travel and how different pitches are produced.