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Year 6 Term 3 A New Year Carol

This is a six-week unit of work that builds on previous learning. All the learning is focused around one song from Benjamin Britten’s Friday Afternoons: A New Year Carol.


Other learning within the unit gives pupils the opportunity to research Benjamin Britten’s life and to listen to many of his other works through links to


How this unit is organised


A. Listen and appraise:

1. A New Year Carol

2. Some more of Britten’s Friday Afternoons songs with their cover versions


B. Musical Activities - learn about the interrelated dimensions of music through:

1. Games

2. Singing


C. Perform and Share