Music KS3

 AUTUMN 1AUTUMN 2SPRING 1SPRING 2SUMMER 1SUMMER 2
Year 7Musical Language and the Elements of MusicRhythm, World music, African drumming/drum kits.Christmas stuff! (Voice and rhythm based)Instrument and ensemble skills, Ukulele and Rock n RollInstrument and ensemble skills keyboardReligious music from around the world Nasheed, Gamelan

Curriculum links – RE other world religions

Pop music, 4 chord performance and composition(Include how pop music takes influence from world music – link to last topic)
Year 8Blues music, Performing and composing blues Curriculum link –History, slave tradePop music – Eurovision Expan on 4 chord pop songs, Riffs/writing a melody/bridge or instrumental sections

Turn it into a Christmas pop song.

Curriculum link –Geography, European Union

Protest songs, Reggae Curriculum link –History, civil rightsModal music/Renaissance music/music technology Compose a modal piece and transform it into a modern dance piece using technologyIntroduction to year 9 music, Musical futures – style task and music theory.Rhythm and world music – Samba
Year 9Musical futures – in at the deep end (With instrumental workshops.)Theory Baseline test (Grade 1 paper), Theory lessonsMusical futures – informal composing and song writing Composition – Make a xmas song

Curriculum link –Geography Africa project.

Orchestral instruments (as part of musical futures), Learning aurally on different instruments, Inspiration for students to take up instrumental lessons Theory lessonsAdapt a performance to suit your wants and style. Someboy I used to know OR Pachelbel’s canon OR MC Hammer Can’t Touch This OR Sam and the Womp, Bom Bom

Theory lessons

Musical futures – with own choice Theory and Listening (intro to GCSE)Musical futures – own choice Theory and Listening Papers (intro to GCSE)