KS3 Scheme of Work 'Take 5'
by Liz, Tim and Ian @HuntSchoolMusic
We currently use this scheme of work in the middle of year 9. The 'hands-on' aspect is centred around two commonly found musical devices: ostinato and sequence.
The ostinato section is a helpful 'settler' allowing students working in an ensemble to find their feet in an asymmetric metre, trying to find a groove, using swung rhythms and beginning phrases with an anacrusis.
The sequential section enables students to explore when and how they move from a copied pattern to free improvisation.
The resource comprises:
- KS3 progression map details
- Musicianship training ideas
- A student/assessment/progress ladder for the hands-on-making-stuff-in-sound
- Listening questions (for teaching/ discussing/ testing/ homework)