Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work Music

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Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work Music

    Year 8 (Key Stage 3) Scheme of Work:


    Unit Title: Form and Structure Unit No.2

    Overview of Unit.

    This unit develops pupils’ ability to recognise, explore and use different musical structures and understand how they

    can create different effects.

    During the unit they learn about the importance of contrast and variety in musical structures. They learn how to sing a

    ‘call and response’ song and explore ostinato accompaniments (rhythmic and/or melodic). They create and develop

    pieces in both ternary and simple rondo form, making connections between the structure and its impact on the listener.

    1a,1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5e

    Performing Composing Listening and Appraising

    Pupils will perform various Pupils will compose Powerpoint presentation incl. call and response songs such ostinato accompaniments. various musical forms/structures

    as One Bottle of Pop, Say Pupils will Sequenced version of Pentatonic Boom Chika Boom. They will compose/improvise a B march by SIS

    perform Sounds of the section to the pentatonic Other listening as directed

    Underground march Fur Elise Beethoven

    They will perform the Appraise and review performances Pentatonic march with of their own and others

    ostinato accomaniment.

    (1a,1b, 1c) ( 2a, 2b) (3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d)

    Prior Learning

    Structure Bumps and Crashes (Unit 1) composition in ternary form

    Pupils will have learnt about basic development of ideas

    Developed performance, composition and appraisal skills in prior units.

    Literacy Skills Numeracy links ICT Links

    Pupils will learn subject Metre and quantisation Pupils will use and access specific vocabulary. using Cubasis. departmental website to gain access Pupils will describe and Layering of textures to performance demonstrations.

    evaluate how the work was Chord structures and Sibelius version of Pentatonic undertaken and what led to the patterns March on IWB (Interactive conclusions whiteboard) to demonstrate

     composition techniques

    (4c, 4d)

Other cross curricular links

    Form and Structure in buildings, and everyday life!


    Equipment Recordings Printed material

    MD recorder, Projector, Recording of Girls Aloud Pentatonic March/Black Note laptop and IWB “Sounds of the March composing sheet;

    CD player, keyboards, Underground”; SIS WEB SITE

    Glockenspiels, xylophones, sequenced backing of

    hand drums, tambourines. Pentatonic March

    Assessment opportunities:

    Performing Composing Listening and Appraising

    Performance of simple songs Improvisation of responses Pupils will appraise various song such as One Bottle of Pop, in call and response songs structures in given examples.

    Boom Chika Boom Composition/Improvisation Pupils will identify various simple Performance of Pentatonic of B section to Pentatonic forms in given musical examples March March such as Binary, Ternary

Language for learning

    form and structure, eg call and response, verse and chorus, round, ostinato, pentatonic, repetition, binary, ternary,

    rondo form

     processes, eg composing and improvising using structures, structural notation, such

    as A B A

     context, eg how structures are used in different times and places

Expectations for the unit:

    most pupils will: some pupils will not have some pupils will have progressed further

    improvise and made so much progress and will:

    create rhythmic demonstrate their greater awareness of and will:

    and melodic sing/play/create simple developmental possibilities; make subtle

    material within patterns with an awareness adjustments and use musical devices to refine

    given structures of the intended effect and use contrast; develop compositions using

    and maintain a appropriate notations


    part; analyse and

    describe musical

    structures using the


    technical terms and

    vocabulary with

    awareness of how

    different parts fit


Unit Title: Renaissance Unit No. 4


    Breakdown of Lesson Objectives

     Lesson 1 Lesson 2

    Students will:

     Lesson 3

    To document some learning on Renaissance music and to perform „La Mourisque‟

    for assessment.

     Lesson 4

    Students will:

    To write a commentary from a framework on “La Mourisque”. To begin playing

    “Past Time and Companye.”

     Lesson 5

    to rehearse „Pastyme and Good Companye‟ ready for assessment next lesson.

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