Grade 5


The purpose of teaching Music in Grade-5 is to introduce the learner about basic related terminologies through which one can actively participate in the expression of one’s ideas and  present their creativity.



  • The learner develops the  foundation for displaying basic musicality.
  • The learner develops a deeper understanding of cultural and musical heritage.
  • The learner understands the entire  concepts of musical notes and tones.


  • The learner develops an appreciation of varied forms of music which one encounters on a daily basis.
  • The learner is able to perform musical skills with family and peers.
  • The learner recognizes the dynamics of a particular kind of music.


  • The learner develops an understanding of the functioning of major instrumental activities.
  • The learner  is able to match pitches discriminately and echo sing phrases and songs.
  • The learner recognizes different kinds of  pitch, notes and tunes.


  • The learner applies the teacher taught and self-taught techniques and concepts while performing musical arts.
  • The learner  becomes more attentive and listens to every instruction given to perform with full efficiency.
  • The learner matches melodic pattern with a visual representation.


  • The learner develops inquisitiveness about various music forms.
  • The learner  improvises  short melodic and rhythmic patterns.
  • The learner is able to create  short songs and instrumental pieces.


  • The learner develops compassion towards music and society.
  • The learner respects people from artistic career fields.
  • The learner feelings of mutual respect for peers trying to focus on artistic subjects rather than  other core subjects.


Concept - The learner is able to:

  • Explore musical basics such as melody, harmony, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, and context;
  • Use the standard notation to read and write notes and rhythm;
  • Understand the effect of various elements of music (melody, harmony, timbre, dynamics, and tempo) on a listener.

Confidence - The learner is able to:

  • Label or perform three different examples of rhythm in addition to musical notes;
  • Perform and connect to the audience through music;
  • Playing different notes on instruments including the hand drum, rhythm sticks, and the soprano recorder.

Clarity - The learner is able to:

  • Express one’s emotions through music;
  • Identify the role and responsibility of a music composer and seek out the connections between music, other arts, daily life, and history;
  • Make connections to personal, social, cultural and historical perspectives through music.

Application - The learner is able to:

  • Create simple melodies with chords and mark tempo, time signature, and signature key;
  • Explore musical expressions and read musical notation;
  • Create, perform, analyze and respond to music.

Innovation - The learner is able to:

  • Develop vocal skills and basic pitching;
  • Evaluate recorded music and make suggestions for improvement;
  • Compose music, and improve original melodies.

Compassion - The learner is able to:

  • Participate in community building;
  • Empathize with other’s emotions;
  • Identify how personal interests and experiences influence music selection and instrument choice.
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