Manor Academy

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KS3 Music

Y7 schemes of work.

  • Introduction and Welcome to the Department.
    Sharing Information – Identify Singers/ Instrumentalists.
    Sort Folder /books.
  • Full Class Singing.
    How Well Do You Listen.
  • Music/Noise: How Sounds are Produced.
    Sound Stories: composition with Various Instruments.
  • Elements of Music: Listening/Composition.
  • Pulse/Beat/Basic Note Values/Basic Time Signatures.
    Rhythm Rounds.
    Tuned Percussion Pieces: Solo/Ensemble.
  • Treble Clef Notes – Boomwhackers.
    Rounds: Pitch.
    Introduction to Sibelius.
  • Introduction to Keyboards (C-C).
    Introduction to Chords (C,F,G – single finger.)
    Keyboard Performances/Compositions – Musical Forms.
  • Christmas Performances: Solo/Ensemble.
    Christmas Compositions.
  • Introduction to the Orchestra/Orchestral Families.
  • Various Songs/Listening Tests throughout the Year.
    Various assessments/plus self and peer assessments.

Y8 schemes of work.

  • Introduction and Welcome to the Department.
    Sharing Information – Identify Singers/ Instrumentalists.
    Sort Folder /books.
    Revision of Notation.
  • Full Class Singing.
    How Well Do You Listen.
  • Recap on Keyboards (C – C).
    Introduction to chords (Full fingered).
    Keyboard performances.
  • Rap compositions / Dance Ejay – Musical Forms.
    (Bullying).
  • Radio / TV jingles – Sibelius.
    (Media – Advertising).
  • Christmas Performances: Solo/Ensemble.
    Christmas Compositions.
  • Introduction to sharps & flats / dotted note values.
    Blues / Rock ‘n’ Roll / Improvisation.
    Keyboard Performances: Solo /Ensemble.
  • Recap the Orchestral Families.
    Introduction to Electronic Instruments.
  • Theme story board compositions – Sibelius.
    (Adventure / Ship Wreck / Alien sci-fi).
    Extension of elements music vocabulary.
  • Various Songs/Listening Tests throughout the Year.
    Various assessments/plus self and peer assessments.

Y9 schemes of work.

  • Introduction and Welcome to the Department.
    Sharing Information – Identify Singers/ Instrumentalists.
    Sort Folder / Books.
    Revision of Notation.
  • Full Class Singing.
    How Well Do You Listen.
  • Pop projects.
    Heroes / Heroines.
    PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Film Music Compositions.
  • Recap Sharps & Flats / Dotted Note Values.
    Riffs / Ostinatos – Mobile Ring tones.
    Keyboard Performances: Solo /Ensemble.
  • 2 Part compositions – Musical Forms.
    (Musical Devices – Extension of Vocabulary).
  • Recap the Orchestral Families / Electronic Instruments.
    Introduction to Non –Western Instruments.
  • Own Choice Christmas Performances: Solo/Ensemble.
    Christmas Compositions.
  • Music Industry – Recording Studios.
  • Pop Song Compositions – Sibelius / Dance Ejay.
    Development of Melody / Chord Composing.
  • Various Songs/Listening Tests throughout the Year.
    Various assessments/plus self and peer assessments.