Music – Year 8

Autumn Half-Term 1

Medieval Unit

A performance based unit aimed at developing solo keyboard skills via Medieval dance music.

Autumn Half-Term 2

Minimalism Unit

A composition based unit studying the principles of minimalist music.

Spring Half-Term 1

Drums around the World Unit

A group based performance and composition unit with a focus on Indian, African and Samba percussion styles.

Spring Half-Term 2

TV Themes Unit

A composition based unit involving studying various themes and composing a piece for a given example.

Summer Half-Term 1

Reggae Unit

A whole term group performance based unit looking at the genre of Reggae and performing “Three Little Birds”.