Year 8 Curriculum - Music


Topics covered:


Autumn Term: Cyclical and Linear structures

National Curriculum Unit 9: Exploring Latin music
National Curriculum Unit 14: Exploring the characteristics of a Rondo


Spring Term: Soundscapes

National Curriculum Unit 13: Exploring music and media
National Curriculum Unit 11: Exploring storytelling in music


Summer Term: Musical messages

National Curriculum Units 10 and 15: Exploring song writing

Each topic is taught using integrated performing, composing and listening activities.
Students will have the opportunity to play keyboards and percussion instruments and to sing.
They will work individually, in pairs and in teams.




Assessment of performing, composing and listening skills will take place each term during lessons.
Students are encouraged to practise in the Music rooms at lunchtime to develop their skills and to prepare for their assessments.