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Welcome to the Music area

Head of Department – Mr J. Holt

Music aims to develop all pupils creativity, confidence and ability. All pupils have access to musical instruments and the opportunity to hear live music. We aim to provide inspirational opportunities that will be life-long remembered and nurture all pupils passions and potential.

Staffing

Head of The Expressive ArtsMr J. Holt – BA (Hons) Music
Teacher of MusicMr T. Ridgley – BA (Hons) Music & Musical Arts

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7
Appreciation/love of musicUnderstanding of key elements of musicConfident performersRead notation pitch & rhythm
Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
SOLElements of MusicPantomime – LeitmotifSambaSet work – Pop MusicPentatonic March & WaltzMusic of the Caribbean
Workshop/ Visiting
speakers
Zoom opportunity QA with Bury College/Professional PerformersConcert given in School or “virtually” by Pop GroupZoom opportunity to QA with Military musician – careers link
Trips/VisitsYear 7 Trip to Bury College PantomimeVisit to a steel band performance/invitation to perform in school
EnrichmentSchool Band School Choir Instrumental Lessons Solo performance opportunitiesSchool Show/PerformanceYear 7 Samba band formed – performance at summer concertSchool Choir – Singing pop songs Solo performance opportunitiesSchool band – performancesSolo performance opportunities
Extended LearningLinks to Dance curriculum and Samba DanceLinks to Dance curriculum through study of WaltzLinks to Caribbean culture – history/geography/ food studies
UN Articles12. Respect for Children’s Views. 13. Sharing thoughts freely. 15. Setting up or joining groups31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts.7. Name & Nationality 15. Setting up or joining groups 31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts.31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts.7. Name & Nationality 13. Sharing thoughts freely.7. Name & Nationality

Year 8
Awareness of several genres of musicAbility to identify instrumentals aurallyAwareness of how to write a successful melodyAbility to identify intervals aurally
Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
SOLWorld MusicInstruments of the OrchestraSet Work – Film Music – Star WarsMusic for Story TellingMusic & IdentityVariations
Workshop/ Visiting
speakers
Zoom Q&A with orchestral performer(s) and/or conductorZoom Q&A with professional performerZoom Q&A with composer
Trips/VisitsOnline visit to virtual performance around the world for different genresBridgewater Hall – Halle performance concertCinema VisitTheatre VisitPerformances given in school by visiting performers
EnrichmentPossible World music enrichment club dependent on interest and availabilitySchool Band Solo performance opportunitiesSchool Band School ChoirSchool Show/Show club Solo performance opportunitiesSchool choir – School identity Solo performance opportunitiesSchool Band – Solo performance opportunities
Extended LearningLinks to Geography curriculum – different culturesLinks to Media Curriculum – Music & MediaLinks to Drama SOL Darkwood ManorLinks to Art SOL – portrait and idea of self
UN Articles7. Name & Nationality 31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts.31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts.12. Respect for Children’s Views. 13. Sharing thoughts freely.12. Respect for Children’s Views. 13. Sharing thoughts freely.8. Identity 13. Sharing thoughts freely.2. No Discrimination 31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts

Year 9
Ensemble skillsBasic awareness of harmonising a melodyUse of Sibelius softwareAural Dictation Skills
Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
SOLBlues MusicPop Music – Musical FuturesSet Work – Music for Stage – What’d I miss ‘Hamilton’MinimalismFanfaresGame Music
Workshop/ Visiting
speakers
Zoom Q&A with blues/jazz musicianZoom Q&A with professional composer and/or performerZoom Q&A with Military musicianZoom Q&A with Game music composer/producer
Trips/VisitsTheatre Trip – School show performanceGallery visit
EnrichmentSchool bandSchool Band Rock Band set upSchool ShowConcert Band
Extended LearningLinks to History and slave tradeLinks to Drama – From Page to StageLinks to Art and Minimalist genre of ArtLinks to History study of war Links to English conflict poetry – used as a stimulus
UN Articles2. No discrimination 36. Protection from Exploitation12. Respect for Children’s Views. 13. Sharing thoughts freely.31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts12. Respect for Children’s Views. 13. Sharing thoughts freely.7. Name & Nationality 31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts13. Sharing thoughts freely. 31. Rest, Play, Culture, Arts.

Year 10
Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Introduction to the GCSE
Free composition
Vocal Music set works
Vocal Music Wider Listening
Preparation for the performance component is on-going.
Instrumental Music 1700–1820 set works
Instrumental Music 1700–1820 wider listening
Free composition is on-going
Preparation for the performance component is on-going
Music for Stage and Screen set works
Music for Stage and Screen wider listening
Work on free composition.
Preparation for the performance component is ongoing.

Year 11
Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Revision of Year 1 areas of study.
Selection of composition brief.
Fusions set works
Preparation for the performance component is ongoing.
Record performances (mock)
Fusions wider listening
Revision of all set works and consolidation of wider listening.
Complete composition to a brief.
Record performances.
Revision of all set works and consolidation of wider listening.
Complete free composition.

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Key stage 3 students will receive one piece of written homework per half term:
Spelling Tests
Evaluation of performance
Skills Definitions
Contextual analysis
Music Theoretical Knowledge
Rhythm Numeracy


Whole School Production
Instrumental Lessons
Pantomime trip
DHS Concert Band
DHS String ensemble
Trips to see musical ensembles
Working with external professionals
Tuesday
Beginner Brass
12.45 – 1.20pm
Pupils paired with older pupil mentors

Friday
KS3 Music catch up sessions
3.30 – 4.15 pm

Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/music/

BBC Bitesize
Music
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Performance Evaluation
Composer Research
Music Theoretical Knowledge
Contextual Analysis
Annotation of a Score
Musical Dictation
Whole School Production
Instrumental Lessons
Pantomime trip
DHS Concert Band
DHS String ensemble
Trips to see musical ensembles
Working with external professionals
Tuesday
Beginner Brass
12.45 – 1.20pm
Pupils paired with older pupil mentors

Friday
KS3 Music catch up sessions
3.30 – 4.15 pm

Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/music/

BBC Bitesize
Music
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Musical dictation
Score analysis
Contextual analysis
Comparison questions
Performance development
Compositional Techniques
Whole School Production
Instrumental Lessons
Pantomime trip
DHS Concert Band
DHS String ensemble
Trips to see musical ensembles
Working with external professionals
Tuesday
Beginner Brass
12.45 – 1.20pm
Pupils paired with older pupil mentors

Friday
KS3 Music catch up sessions
3.30 – 4.15 pm

Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/music/

BBC Bitesize
Music
Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Performance log
Contextual analysis
Music theory
Compositional techniques
Close analysis
Rehearsing performances
Comparison questions
Musical dictation
Local, regional and national performance opportunities
DHS Concert Band
DHS String Ensemble
Instrumental Lessons
Whole School Production
Partnership possibilities with local FE providers
Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Extra-Curricular ensembles provide performance opportunities

Tuesday
Music Theory
3.30 – 4.30pm
Thursday
GCSE Coursework
3.30 – 4.30pm
Edexcel GCSE Music
 
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
BBC Bitesize
Music
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Performance log
Contextual analysis
Music theory
Compositional techniques
Close analysis
Rehearsing performances
Comparison questions
Musical dictation
Local, regional and national performance opportunities
DHS Concert Band
DHS String Ensemble
Instrumental Lessons
Whole School Production
Partnership possibilities with local FE providers
hroughout the week instrumental lessons run
Extra-Curricular ensembles provide performance opportunities

Tuesday
Music Theory
3.30 – 4.30pm
Thursday
GCSE Coursework
3.30 – 4.30pm
AQA GCSE Music

BBC Bitesize
Music