Music - Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form
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Teaching British Values

Music prepares Perton Middle School students for British society by allowing them to be creative, work with others and by developing the desire to innovate.

The Music department at Bilbrook Middle offers a variety of different types of musical activities to enable students to improve their confidence, independent learning skills and teach them to perform on a variety of instruments. Students explore a range of different cultures including learning how to perform Bhangra and Indian music with the use of Dhol drums and African music with the use of Djembe drums. Older students also get the chance to investigate modern methods of creating music – learning about styles such as Hip Hop and Dubstep using the computer software Cubase in our computer suite.



Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
5 Young Voices! – singing and performing in solo and ensemble contexts, using the voice with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. Maths and Music – using and understanding staff and other musical notations through performance and composition.
Keeping a steady pulse in 4/4 time, copy simple rhythmic patterns, copy simple melodic patterns.
Weather and Seasons – exploring texture and harmony. Element Focus – Pitch, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony
6 Young Voices – singing and performing in solo and ensemble contexts, using the voice with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
Opportunities to perform in Young Voices concert at the LG Arena, Birmingham and various community and school events during the term.
Maths and Music – exploring rhythm and notation. Copy and identify simple rhythmic and melodic patterns, recognise time sig 4/4, 2/4 and 3/4. Recognise simple dynamics and tempo markings. Reading focus through SATs past papers Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”. Exploring Programme Music & Dynamics. Elements focus: Rhythm, Timbre & Dynamics.
7 A Little Bit of Jazz! Performance and composition project using keyboards. 4 note range piece Exploring musical structures – Element Focus – Pitch, Texture, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form Exploring music and art – Element Focus – Rhythm, Timbre & Dynamics, Structure & Form
8 Musicals – Exploring Songs from the Stage. Element Focus – Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form Chords and keyboards – keyboard project Jazz Improvisation – Exploring Improvisation and The Blues Exploring pop songs and arrangements (prep fpr Year 8 presentation evening) Element Focus – Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form