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Curriculum - Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. The aim of students’ music education at HVH is to engage and inspire students to develop a love of music, develop their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. 

Throughout years 7 and 8, students will have a practical experience of music through a weekly 50 minute lesson with a music specialist. They will have the opportunity to play a variety of instruments; listen to and appreciate a wide range of music; perform in a solo and group settings and compose regularly. Students will use music technology when appropriate to enhance their learning.   

Students will study: 

Year 7/8 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Building Bricks

Rhythm and Pulse

Pictures at an Exhibition

Exploring the Elements of Music

Exploring Rhythm and Note Values

Exploring Music & Art

Elements Focus – Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Duration, Texture, Timbre & Sonority, Articulation

Elements Focus – Rhythm, Texture

Element Focus – Rhythm, Timbre & Dynamics, Structure & Form

Year 8

Form and Structure

Recycled Rhythms

Soundtracks

Exploring Musical Structures

Exploring Ostinato and Junk Percussion

Exploring Film Music

Element Focus – Pitch, Texture, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form

Element Focus – Rhythm, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Structure & Form

Elements Focus – Pitch, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form

 

 Study Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Building Bricks

Water Music

Animal Crackers

Exploring the Elements of Music

Exploring Melodic Shape & Dynamics

Exploring Descriptive Music

Element Focus – Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Duration, Texture, Timbre & Sonority, Articulation

Element Focus - Pitch, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony

Element Focus - Pitch, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics

Year 2

Building Bricks

Weather & Seasons

Form and Structure

Exploring the Elements of Music

Exploring Textures, Harmony & Baroque Music

Exploring Musical Structures

Element Focus – Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Duration, Texture, Timbre & Sonority, Articulation

Element Focus - Pitch, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony

Element Focus – Pitch, Texture, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form

Year 3

Building Bricks

Machine Music

Recycled Rhythms

Exploring the Elements of Music

Exploring Graphic Scores & Cycles

Exploring Ostinato and Junk Percussion

Element Focus – Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Duration, Texture, Timbre & Sonority, Articulation

Element Focus - Rhythm, Pitch, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics

Element Focus - Rhythm, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Structure & Form

Year 4

Building Bricks

Instruments of the Orchestra

Journey into Space

Exploring the Elements of Music

Exploring

Timbre

Exploring Programme Music & Dynamics

Element Focus – Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Duration, Texture, Timbre & Sonority, Articulation

Element Focus - Pitch, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony

Element Focus - Rhythm, Timbre & Dynamics

Year 5

Building Bricks

Rhythm and Pulse

Haunted House

Exploring the Elements of Music

Exploring Rhythm and Note Values

Exploring Sound Sources & Graphic Scores

Element Focus – Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Duration, Texture, Timbre & Sonority, Articulation

Element Focus - Rhythm, Texture

Element Focus - Timbre & Dynamics, Structure & Form