Music

Objectives:

To develop ability to recognise instrumentation.

To develop ability to use and control their own voice.

To develop instrumental skills individually.

To develop the ability to work musically in groups.

To develop the ability to write music.

Resources:

Melody
Rhythm & Metre
Structure
Texture
Tonality
Harmony
Dynamics
Tempo
Sonority


Term

Autumn
Instruments & Voice

Spring
Instrumental Skills

Summer
Composition

Unit

Instruments of the Orchestra

Find Your Voice

Rhythmic Cycles

Keyboard Exploration

House Competition: Best performer

What makes a good Song?

House Competition: Best songwriter

Time

6 weeks

7 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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Listening & Appraising

Share musical experiences

Learn the sections of the orchestra through ‘Young Guide to the Orchestra’ Videos

Identify instruments within each section.

Performing

Learn the melody to the Young Guide to the Orchestra’


Composing

Role of the Conductor (Bill Bailey)

Danse Macabre Brief (Halloween)

HW

Orchestral Seating Plan

Listening & Appraising

Judge previous performance.

Reflection of peer performance

Look at individual talent

Presentation of Performance.

Performing

Vocal Warm Ups

Tongue Twisters

Articulation, Dynamics, Expression, Posture & Balance Control

Composing

Tongue Twisters

Harmony (MA)

HW

How to sing

Listening & Appraising

Drums of the world

Identify important elements

Performing

Call & Response

Composing

Body Percussion

HW

Travel Diary

Listening & Appraising

Identify notes on the keyboard

Peer assessment (Duets)

Performing

Understand pulse & rhythm

Warm up exercise

Learn appropriate ability keyboard piece.

Composing

Learn the notation and compose a melody

HW

Label the keyboard

Correct Hand Position 

Listening & Appraising

Eleanor Rigby (Identify Chords, Lyrics & Melody)

Peer Assessment

Performing

Demonstrate composition.

Composing

Successful Song Structure

Writing memorable melodies

HW

Research

Write Song Lyrics

Listening & Appraising

Evaluate motive of song context.

Identify characteristics of style & genre.

Performing

Refining effects (dynamics & tempo)

Perform & record final product

Composing

Songwriting

HW

Styles & Genres