The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 7 Music Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: The Elements of Music; Structure; Theory and Notation

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    Life of a Musician

    Vocal and instrumental performance.

    The Elements of Music

    2

    Life of a Musician

    Composing to create a mood

    Theory and notation.

     

     

     

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    Focus on Rhythm

    Composing and Performing tasks from around the world.

    2

    Focus on Pitch

    Composing and Performing tasks from around the world.

     

     

     

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    Music for Celebrations

    Major and minor scales.

    Performance work.

    2

    Music for Celebrations

    Performance Project.

    End of Year Listening test.

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Life of a Musician

    Performance Assessment and Listening.

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Rhythm and Pitch

    Performance, Composition and Theory test.

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Music for Celebrations

    End of year exam.

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Text books

    Music Matters 11 – 14 Book 1 by Chris Hiscock and Marian Metcalfe

    All

    Recommended reading

    The AB guide to Music Theory Part 1 by Eric Taylor

    All

    Equipment

    Own/ school instrument

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    School Choir

    Wind Band

    Junior Percussion Ensemble

    Junior Brass Ensemble

    Junior Big Band