KS3 Music

SUBJECT Music         YEAR 7

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT   

 

 

 

FoundationsThe Elements of Music  Rhythm and TempoPerforming and composing using rhythm and tempo War and ConflictMilitary Music 

 

War and ConflictWar music from films CarnivalMusic of South America CarnivalSamba
SKILLS   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SingingPerforming with body sounds and percussion InstrumentsComposing with body sounds and percussion InstrumentsListening and responding to pre-recorded and live music SingingPerforming using musical notation 

Composing using musical notation

 

Listening and responding to pre-recorded and live music listening

SingingPerforming and composing Bugle calls 

Performing and composing Drum calls

Performing and composing  film music 

Listening and responding to film music

 

Performing Andean Music 

Listening to the music of South America

 

Composing music based upon railway journeys

Performing on samba instrumentsPerforming Samba rhythmsComposing using samba instruments

Performing as a marching Samba Band

ASSESSMENT[S]   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SingingPerforming as part of a group and individually 

Composing

recognising pitch, timbre, texture, tempo, duration and texture aurally

SingingPerformance 

Composition

 

Understanding notation

 

Aural recognition of rhythms

Performing from notationComposition of bugle and drum music`` 

Aural recognition of rhythms and timbre

Performance of Star WarsComposition of aerial combat music

 

Listening test

 

 

 

Performance of Rivers of FireComposition of Train piece

 

Listening test on Andean instruments

Performance of different samba parts solo and as part of an ensembleComposition of group samba

 

SUBJECT…Music……………………………………………….        YEAR…8………….

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ImprovisationImprovising  using body sounds and furnitureImprovising  in Chinese Music

Improvising  in an African style

ImprovisationImprovising  in an Indian classical style 

Improvising in a blues style

 

Improving in a modal rock style

Medieval MusicPerforming a plainsong 

Arranging the plainsong using different accompaniments

 

 

Folk MusicSinging folksongs 

Performing and composing using modes

Heroes and HeroinesPerforming and arranging James Bond ThemeComposing film music

 

Arranging Indiana Jones Theme

Heroes and HeroinesArranging Superman ThemeArranging Batman Theme

Listening tasks focussing on film themes

Heroes in society

SKILLS   

 

 

ListeningPerforming 

Composing

ListeningPerforming 

Composing

ListeningPerforming 

Composing

ListeningPerforming 

Composing

ListeningPerforming 

Composing

ListeningPerforming 

Composing

ASSESSMENT[S]   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improvising tasks using drums, percussion and keyboardsListening tasks based on Chinese and African music

 

Performing written melodies, chords and rhythms

Improvising tasks using different scales on the keyboardsListening tasks based upon blues and jazz music

 

Performing melodies and chords

Performing plainsongArranging plainsong

 

Aural recognition of instruments

Performing folk melodiesArranging Drunken Sailor

 

Aural recognition of instruments, modes and accompaniments

Performing themesArranging themes

 

Aural recognition of techniques used in film music

Performing themesComposing themes

 

Arranging themes

 

Aural recognition of techniques used in  Military Wives song

 

SUBJECT……Music……………………………….  YEAR 9

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blues Music Performing chords, bass lines, riffs, melodies 

Improvising using the blues scale

 

Arranging a blues piece

 

Listening to Blues Music

Performing Arts Planning, preparing and producing a short talent show Special Occasions Fanfares 

Music for Funerals

 

Music for weddings

 

 

Structure Rondo 

Theme and Variations

 

Structures in Jazz

Minimalism African music 

Clapping Music

 

Tubular Bells

 

 

Performing Arts Planning, preparing and producing an end of year variety show
SKILLS   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performing blues elementsImprovising 

Arranging

 

Listening

Music performance skillsDance performance/ choreography 

Drama performance/ script writing

Performing melodies and arrangementsComposing for different occasions 

Listening for compositional techniques

Performing melodiesComposing using different structures

 

Listening and analysing structures

Performing rhythmic patterns, motifs and melodiesComposing in minimalist styles 

Listening for minimalist techniques

Music performance skillsDance performance/ choreography 

Drama performance/ script writing

ASSESSMENT[S]   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance off elements of bluesComposition of a blues piece 

Knowledge of history and context

Rehearsal skillsPerformance skills Performance of melodiesCompositions of music for different occasions 

Aural recognition of tonality and techniques used

Performance of melodiesCompositions using different structures 

Ability to recognise structural techniques

Performance of drumming, clapping and keyboard playingComposition of pieces using different techniques 

 

Rehearsal skillsPerformance skills 

Organisational skills

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