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Form 1 - Key Stage 3 Year 7



Term Plans (2017-2018)

Term 2


Date and Week
Topic
Lesson
Jan 8- Jan 12 ( Wk 1)
Introduction and Revision of Exam Paper

Jan 15- Jan 19 (Wk 2)
Song Writing Skills

Theory Book
Steps to writing / composing an original song
Page 10-12 ( Rest and Ties)
Jan 22- Jan 26 ( Wk 3)
Composing Own Song
Using Sibelius program
Composing using basic musical knowledge
Page 22- 26
Jan 29- Feb 2 (Wk 4)
Due date of the English and Music Project
Performing of the compositions
Feb 5- Feb 9 (Wk 5)
Music Theory
Dots and Accidentals in music
Sharps, Flats and Natural Signs
Page 13-15
Feb 12- Feb 16 (Wk 6)
Carnival Week
Music Theory Book – Scales Key Signatures
C,G.D and F major
Page 16-18
Feb 19- Feb 23 (Wk 7)
Sports Week
Music Theory – Accidentals and Degrees of scales
Cancelling accidentals
Page 19-21
Feb 26- Mar 2 (Wk 8)
Music Theory- Triad
Page 22
Mar 5 – Mar 9 ( Wk 9)
Performance Directions
Italian terms and music signs and symbols
Mar 12- Mar 16 ( Wk 10)
Revision
General exercises
Mar 19 – Mar 23 ( Wk 11)
Revision and Mini Quiz

Mar 26 – Mar 28 (Wk 12)
Last Week



Term 1


WEEK
TOPIC
Week One
Introduction for the New Term and Classroom Rules
Welcome Song
Week Two
Notation and Time Values and Rests
Classroom Goals:
  • Notes: Semibreve, Minim, Crotchet, Quaver, Semi-Quaver
  • Musical Maths
  • Learning how to draw each note
  • Drawing of each Rest
Week Three
Bar- lines and Time Signature
Classroom Goals:
  • Understanding the purpose of bar lines and bars
  • Time Signature (Simple Quadruple, Simple Duple and Simple Triple.)
  • Introduction to recorder ( letters B,A,G and C)
Week Four
The Treble and Bass Clef
Classroom Goals:
  • Drawing both clefs
  • The names of each line and space of the treble and bass clef
  • Placement of both clefs on the staff
  • Recorder piece assignment for term in groups
Week Five
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
  • Assignment of Form`s 1 production performance/s.
Week Six
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
  • Notes on the stave
  • Placement of Notes on Staff /Stave
  • Ledger lines above and below the stave
  • Drawing of stems
Week Seven
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
  • Review for exam: Notation and Time Value and Rests
Week Eight
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
  • Review for exam: Recorder piece
Week Nine
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
  • Review for exam: Time Signature and Bar-lines
Week Ten
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
  • Review for exam: The Treble and Bass Clefs
Week Eleven
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
  • Review for exam: Recap for exam
Week Twelve
PRODUCTION PREP
Classroom Goals:
Practical Exam ( Recorder)
Week Thirteen
Examination
Exam: Students will be tested on the topics covered during the term ONLY!
Last Week of School
Production Show***




Term Plans (2016-2017)


Term 3



Term 2



Week 1
1/4-1/6
Review materials from Term 1 Exam
-Introduce “Classical” Music and Music History
-Check Prior Knowledge with KWL chart
-Introduce Medieval Era Music
Students will:
-Identify different eras in music history
-Articulate the significance of vocal/instrument music and sacred/secular
music
-Identify significant composers of the given era and listening to, identify,
and describe their works
Week 2
1/9-1/13
-Review Medieval Era
-Introduce Renaissance Era
-Introduce Baroque Era
-Introduce Hildegard Von Bingen
Students will:
-Identify different eras in music history
-Articulate the significance of vocal/instrument music and sacred/secular
music
-Identify significant composers of the given era and listening to, identify,
and describe their works
Week 3
1/16-1/20
-Review Renaissance and Baroque Era, Hildegard
-Introduce Antonio Vivaldi
-Introduce George Frideric Handel
-Introduce Johann Sebastian Bach
Students will:
-Identify different eras in music history
-Articulate the significance of vocal/instrument music and sacred/secular
music
-Identify significant composers of the given era and listening to, identify,
and describe their works
Week 4
1/23-1/27
Quiz on Medieval, Renassaince, and Baroque Eras and Composers
-Introduce Classical Era
Week 5
1/30-2/3
*Carnival Music Study*
-Watch Documentary “Pan”
-Study form of Soca/Calypso song
-*tentative* Create lyrics and melodies of calypso song over beat
Week 6
2/6-2/10
*Carnival Music Study continued*
Week 7
2/13-2/17
*Carnival Music Study continued*
*Carnival Programme
Week 8
2/20-2/24
*Carnival Music Study continued*
Week 9
2/27-3/3
-Review Classical Era
-Introduce Franz Joseph Haydn

-Introduce Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Students will:
-Identify different eras in music history
-Articulate the significance of vocal/instrument music and sacred/secular
music
-Identify significant composers of the given era and listening to, identify,
and describe their works
Week 10
3/6-3/10
-Review Haydn and Mozart

-Introduce Ludwig Van Beethoven
-Introduce Franz Schubert

-Review composers


Students will:
-Identify different eras in music history
-Articulate the significance of vocal/instrument music and sacred/secular
music
-Identify significant composers of the given era and listening to, identify,
and describe their works
Introduce Composer Project: Students will choose a composer that has been
studied in class and continued to research and study their composer. Students
will give a class presentation, personifying their chosen composers.
Week 11
3/13-3/17
Work continues with the Composer Project
Week 12
3/20-3/24
Class Presentations on the Composer Project


Term 1



Week 1
9/5-9/9
No Music Class
Week 2
9/12-9/16
Introduction to Music Class
-Rules and Classroom Expectations

1. Be Respectful 2. Be Safe 3. Be Prepared 4. Try your Best

-Discussion on what to expect to learn in music class this year
-Music Quote Assignment
Week 3
9/19-9/23
-Present Music Quote Assignment: Presentation skills, performing alone in front of an audience
-Grading Policy
-Checking Prior Knowledge: Music Theory Pre-test
Week 4
9/26
-Review Music Theory Pre-test
-Begin Music Theory Unit
-Note Values and Terms: whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note
-Bar line, double bar line, measures
-Time signature: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, common time
Week 5
10/3-10/7
-Review note values and terms and time signatures
-Introduce notes of the staves
-Ledger lines
-Properly drawing and hand-written notation with notes, stems, and clefs
-Introduce note names on Treble Clef
Week 6
10/10-10/14
-Continue Treble Clef note study: Identifying and labeling notes of the treble clef (continued practice)
-Introduce Bass Clef, practice handwritten notation and identification of notes
Week 7
10/17-10/21
-Review and Continued Practice with notes of Treble and Bass Clef
*Begin Christmas Concert Prep*
-Sing/Perform in a group
-Follow cues of conductor
-Articulation, Diction, and Clarity
-Blending voice to match group
-Performing Dynamics: piano, forte, crescendo, decrescendo
-Movement/Dance in tempo
-Performing memorized musical number
-Singing and performing with expression
Week 8
10/24-10/28
-Review and Continued Practice with notes of Treble and Bass Clef
*Continue Christmas Concert Preparations and Rehearsals, focusing on the above standards *
Week 9
10/31-11/4
-Review concepts: whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, time signature, bar lines
*Continue Christmas Concert Preparations and Rehearsals, focusing on the above standards *
Week 10
11/7-11/11
*Continue Christmas Concert Preparations and Rehearsals, focusing on the above standards *
Review for exams: Music theory terminology and Treble Clef and Bass Clef notation and recognition
Week 11
11/14-11/18
*Continue Christmas Concert Preparations and Rehearsals, focusing on the above standards *
Continued review for exams: Music theory terminology and Treble Clef and Bass Clef notation and recognition
Week 12
11/21-11/25
*Continue Christmas Concert Preparations and Rehearsals, focusing on the above standards *
Student Exams
Week 13
11/28-12/2
*Continue Christmas Concert Preparations and Rehearsals, focusing on the above standards *
Student exams
Week 14
12/5-12/7
Christmas Concert Performance







Term Plans (2014-2015)



Term 3




April 13-May 29

  • Review notation

  • Intervals –tones, semitones, accidentals

  • Writing music clearly

  • Time values

  • Research project: Some important composers/performers

  • Performance: National Anthem of T&T on pan


End of year Exam date: Monday May 25th, 2015



Term 1





Period


Content

Week 1

4th-5th Sept


No class

Week 2

8th-12th Sept


Sound
Properties of a musical sound
Music appreciation: J.S Bach

Week 3

15th- 19th Sept


Classification of musical instruments: Sachs-Hornbostel
The Pipe organ
Music appreciation: J.S Bach

Week 4
22nd-26th Sept


Classification of musical instruments: Sachs-Hornbostel
Guido d’Arezzo
Revision of notes on Treble and Bass clef
The keyboard
Music appreciation: J.S Bach

Week 5
29th Sept- 3rd Oct


Ancient musical instruments
Revision of note values
Music appreciation: J.S Bach

Week 6
6th-10th Oct


Tones and semitones
Accidentals

Week 7

13th- 17th Oct


Modes in music
Music appreciation: J.S Bach

Week 8

20th-24th Oct
23rd Oct – DIVALI
24th Oct – MID-TERM HOLIDAY


Instruments used in Indian classical music

Week 9

27th- 31st Oct


History of the recorder
Music appreciation: J.S Bach

Week 10

3rd-7th Nov


Rhythm and the time signature
Music appreciation: J.S Bach

Week 11

10th-14th No


Ballet: The Nutcracker Suite
The celesta

Week 12
17th -21st Nov


Revision

Week 13
24th- 28th Nov Start of End of Term Exams

Week 14
1st-5th Dec End of Term Exams
Week 15
8th-12th Dec End of Term Activities


Assessments during the term will include:
  • Homework and research assignments
  • Participation
  • Listening exercises
  • Performance ( voice, recorder, pan, keyboard )
  • Tests
  • Projects
  • Note book