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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.

CAT 2

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

Junior Choir

Senior Choir

Wind Band

Junior Percussion Ensemble

Junior Brass Ensemble

Junior Big Band 

 

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