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Music Curriculum Intent Statement

In Music, our intent is for students to develop their interest in music.  Activities such as Composing, Performing, Listening and Appraising will develop their understanding of the musical world in which they live.

 

Music Vision

Music has the ability to develop skills for life.  It uses part of the brain which enables students to become better learners.  The department feels that it is important for students to experience a variety of opportunities, both in and outside the classroom.

 

Music Purpose

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. The Music Curriculum aims to inspire students to develop their interest in Composing, Performing, Listening and Appraising.  It develops an awareness of different genres and cultures and enables students to work independently or as part of a group.  Musical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how music has developed over time.

 

  The Music curriculum
YEAR 7 This year we aim to introduce students to the main areas of the subject.  Many students have had a variety of experience
Rhythm and Notation
  • Composing
  • Using the computer, use note values and notation to compose their own music
  • Performing
  • Develop skills as a soloist and as part of an ensemble, using the keyboard
  • Prepare and rehearse material, within a given time frame
  • Listening and Appraising
  • Developing an awareness of musical notation and rhythms

 

 

Keyboard Work
  • Use given notes to compose melodies on the keyboard
  • Using the keyboard, students develop their use of the keyboard/piano
  • Use their right hand, independent of the left
  • Students Listen to various rhythm patterns and identify them

 

China
  • Compose music for a specific occasion using the pentatonic scale, drone and ostinato
  • Perform music using the pentatonic scale
  • Students listen to music which uses a variety of traditional Chinese instruments
The Caribbean
  • Compose music in a calypso style
  • Perform music (Tequila) using Caribbean rhythms
  • Listen to music which uses a variety of traditional Caribbean instruments
  • Identify typical rhythms for the area

 

Year 8

We aim to develop the skills acquired in Year 7 through the three areas
Film Music
  • Composing
  • Using clichés, students compose their own film music, using a story board
  • Performing
  • Develop skills as a soloist and as part of an ensemble, using the keyboard
  • Prepare and rehearse material, within a given time frame
  • Students perform extracts of theme music
  • Listening and Appraising
  • Developing an awareness of different composers and different styles
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The Blues
  • Use given chord pattern to compose a piece of Blues music
  • Using the keyboard, perform an piece of Blues music
  • Learn different terminology to appreciate the Blues style
  • Listen to a variety of extracts using the 12 Bar Blues

 

Vocal Music
  • Compose music for a specific occasion using the pentatonic scale, drone and ostinato
  • Perform music using the pentatonic scale
  • Students listen to music which uses a variety of traditional Chinese instruments
The Caribbean
  • Compose music in a calypso style
  • Perform music (Tequila) using Caribbean rhythms
  • Listen to music which uses a variety of traditional Caribbean instruments
  • Identify typical rhythms for the area

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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