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Anne Pearce (Headteacher)
Woodeaton Manor School,
Woodeaton,
Oxfordshire,
OX3 9TS

Tel: 01865 558722

Parents & Carers Meetings

On the 2nd Monday of every half term parents and carers are invited to attend a session covering a range of topics.
Meetings usually start at 7pm with refreshments provided.

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Music

Skip to: Year 7 / Year 8 / Year 9

Overview of Year Plan: Year 7: 2018/19

Spiritual: Sp
Moral: M
Social: So
Cultural: C

Term 1A

Introducing Music/Class Cohesion/Developing Effective Listening Skills

  • Listening skill development: listening in silence Sp
  • Understanding standards/behaviour/respect M
  • Getting used to the new booklet
  • Introduction of key words: elements of music C
  • Main focus: pitch and rhythm
  • Small group work So/C
  • Whole class practical work: Handbells and Ukeleles. So/C/Sp
  • Awe and wonder: Pipe Guy. Wintergarden.

Term 1B

Building on learning from 1A: Elements of Music/how music is structured

  • Listening development: The Young persons guide to the Orchestra. Sp/C
  • Elements of music
  • Main focus: pitch, rhythm, instruments, texture, tempo, dynamics, structure, tonality
  • Keyboard development /introduction to music notation Sp/C/So
  • Composition: Christmas melodies. M
  • Singing development Sp/So
  • Christmas songs: Using handbells, keyboards and Non pitched percussion. Sp/C/S
  • Awe and wonder: “World’s best drummer.”

Term 2A

Instruments of the Orchestra/introduction to classical eras/improvising asa class/practical development

 

  • Listening development/Analysing musical features of The Beatles music. Sp/C
  • Understanding further all the elements of a piece of music: Eleanor Rigby.
  • Keyboard development/experimenting/improvising/linking to previous learning 1B
  • Recording/assessing/refining: whole class improvisation
  • Identifying instruments: personification of an instrument/The UkeleleSo/C
  • Identifying families C
  • The layout of an orchestra C
  • Awe and wonder

Term 2B

Developing understanding of different cultures/music of the world

  • Listening: traditional music of different cultures e.g. one a week: China, Jamaica, India, North Africa, South Africa, Latin America, SP/C
  • Understanding how other cultures live M/C
  • Identifying instruments from around the world C
  • Group work: composing in the style of a tradition Sp/M/C
  • Performing to the class So/C
  • Awe and wonder

Term 3A

Recapping the learning from year 7 so far

  • Listening development: musical elements/listening tests
  • Singing development/Yellow Submarine Sp/C/So
  • The structure of songs: Strawberry Fields.C
  • Elements of music/group composing TV jingles using chords of C major So/C
  • Whole class percussion So/C
  • Awe and wonder

Term 3B

Student choices/building on understanding of year 7 learning

  • Listening: Music of Summer Sp/C
  • Singing: Music of the summer Sp/C/So
  • Skill development: own choice projects M/C/Sp
  • Demonstration of skill development: performing to the class
     

Recording/refining/assessing:

  • Summary of levels achieved throughout the year
  • Awe and wonder

 

Skip to: Year 7 / Year 8 / Year 9

Overview of Year Plan: Year 8 – 2018/19

Building on year 7, developing performance and composing skills, alongside personal growth by strengthening confidence:

Spiritual: Sp
Moral: M
Social: So
Cultural: C

Term 1A

  • Classical music Sp/C
  • Respect for music of other times M
  • Chosen skill development Sp/C/M
  • Singing development Sp/C/So
  • Listening development/famous classical pieces Sp/C
  • Developing work skills through chosen skill development Sp/C/M/S
  • Setting personal challenges M/C
  • Singing development SP/C/So
  • Recording/assessing/refining
  • Collating pupil profiles

Term 1B

Understanding song structures/Song writing/Singing Development

 

  • Listening development: different types of voices/songs Sp/C
  • Pair work: song writing: to communicate a serious issue M
  • Major/minor tonality: Naming and recognising Chords I, IV and V
  • Singing development: vocal techniques and warm ups/different song styles/messages Sp/M/C/So
  • Recording/assessing song writing using 1,IV and V
  • Recording/Assessing/evaluating vocal development - Christmas compositions Sp/C/So

 

Term 2A

Understanding the development of western classical tradition

  • Listening development/famous classical pieces Sp/C
  • Analysing musical features using key words: Ma Vlast – Bedrich Smetana
  • Placing music in context of time and place (time line) C
  • Practical development: Peter and The Wolf/group composing using traditional structures Sp/C/So
  • Recording/assessing/refining group work

Term 2B

More Detailed Analysis and comparison of music/composing TV Themes

  • More detailed listening skill development using a wider range of key words/ analytical listening: TV themes C
  • Understanding Musical Structure: A B C form C
  • Keyboard development: playing”Ode to Joy” theme from simple/simplified notation
  • Practical music: composing TV themes to demonstrate understanding of structure: using keyboards and/or unpitvched percussion C/So
  • Group work/group assessment: identifying more complex structures/ more detailed assessment by peers 

Term 3A

Developing responsibility: student choice project

  • Skill development on various student choice: Keyboards M/C
  • Building on listening development/analytical listening through comparing different genres/traditions C
  • Group performing/composing using traditional notation/tab/lead sheets Sp/C/So
  • Self-assessment/Peer assessment/Recording and evaluating work of self and others to ensure improvement and refining performances/compositions M
  • Singing development / Wonderwall Sp/C So

Term 3B

Transition to year 9/Student choices/negotiated scheme of work torecap all the progression of the year

 

  • Listening development/student choice Sp
  • Student lead learning/group work –planning and leading a lesson ensuring all components are covered including singing M/C/So
  • Presentations/performances/student-lead teaching M/So/C
  • Peer assessment
  • Evaluating the year
  • Setting goals for year 9 M

 

Skip to: Year 7 / Year 8 / Year 9

Overview of Year Plan: Year 9 2018/19

Spiritual: Sp
Moral: M
Social: So
Cultural: C

Term 1A

Classical Music/chosen practical skill development/singing development

  • Listening development/famous classical pieces such as Beethovens 5th, The Rite of Spring Sp/C
  • Understanding the context of famous pieces e.g response to events/emotions: Pyscho, Halloween. Sp/C/M
  • Developing work related skills through chosen skill development SP/C/So/M
  • Singing skills development: Singing in 2 parts, ostinato, ground bass. SP/So/C
  • Recording/assessing/refining keyboard development
  • Collating pupil profile 

Term 1B

Developing further the Song writing/group work/singing development ofyear 8 through increased expectation of standard

  • Listening development: different types of voices/songs Sp/C
  • Pair work: song writing: response to a serious issue M/So/C/Sp
  • Major/minor tonality Chords I, IV and V –development.
  • Singing development: vocal techniques and warm ups/different song styles/messages Sp/C/So
  • Recording/assessing song writing
  • Recording/Assessing/evaluating vocal development: Christmas singing Sp/C/So

Term 2A

The History of Popular Music: The Pop Tree whole class cover of eachdecade going back in time

  • Listening: Genres: Rap, punk.
  • Singing: contemporary “song of the moment” chosen by pupils. Sp/C/So
  • ICT work to complete personal project.
  • Development of skills on keyboards: completion of “personal piano plan!”
  • Further understanding of chord progressions/key structures/Chords I, IV, V
  • Practising/refining/recording/assessing Sp/C/So

Term 2B

The History of Popular Music: The Pop Tree whole class cover of eachdecade going back in time
 

  • Listening: M/Sp/C
  • Singing: As term 2A Sp/C/So
  • Completion of personal project or presentation.
  • Development of skills on keyboard using PPP/voice
  • Continued further understanding of chord progressions/key structures/Chords I, IV, V – Possible use of Guitar
  • Practising/refining/recording/assessing Sp/C/So
  • ICT work to research relevant decade

Term 3A

Student choice projects

  • Listening: student choice to develop independent responsibility for progression throughout the lesson M/C
  • Singing : from sight. Name that tune! M/Sp/C
  • Development of skills on keyboards. M/Sp/C
  • Practising/refining/improving/Peer assessment 

Term 3B

One off lessons to recap the learning from the year and to attain thefinal key stage level/student-lead learning

  • End of Key Stage assessment
  • Review of learning throughout the key stage
  • Summary of achievements/Quizzes/Demonstrations/Sharing C/So
  • Student –lead learning M
  • Listening: sounds of summer Sp/C
  • Singing: sounds of summer Sp/C

 

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