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Year 7 Musical Contexts Resources

Year 7 Elements Focus

Each unit in Musical Contexts focuses on one of more of the Elements of Music - Rhythm, Pitch, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony and Structure and Form.  The following overview of Year 7 units shows the elements covered and may assist long-term planning through the key stage and between key stages 2 and 3.

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After many requests from subscribers, I’ve put together a Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test which can be used to assess the musical knowledge and understanding of new year 7’s at the start of term.  The test can be easily administered in a one hour music lesson and comes complete with an audio file which contains all the instructions, example questions and musical extracts.  The test covers areas such as pitch, rhythm, melody, the elements of music, notation, world music and musical instruments.  There’s also space for pupils to record their achievements in music, both in junior school and beyond and to set any targets they’d like to achieve during the year(s) ahead.  There’s supporting guidance notes and a mark scheme for teachers and the test can be customised and edited if required, being available in both .pdf and .doc formats.  The audio file is available in a choice of two formats - an “automated” recording and an actual human!  The choice is yours!!

Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test

All of the Key Stage 3 Year 7 units above have been updated to include the new Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for Music Programmes of Study (effective from September 2014) on Lesson Plans (and in Lesson Bundle Zip Files) and Schemes of Work.  Musical Contexts has retained the “National Curriculum Level Descriptors” as a way or monitoring and measuring pupils’ Learning Outcomes in both the Schemes of Work, Lesson Plans and on various associated resources such as the “My Learning” plenary activities which occur at the end of each unit. 

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Year 7 Unit 7

Medieval Music

 

Exploring Drones, Ostinati & Organum

Year 7 Unit 8

Hammers & Gongs

 

Exploring Indonesian Gamelan

Year 7 Unit 9

Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Exploring Music & Art

Year 7 Unit 10

Ladders

 

Exploring Scales

Year 7 Unit 11

Voiceworks

 

Exploring Vocal Textures & Singing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Unit 1

Night & Day

 

Exploring Sounds & The Elements of Music

Year 7 Unit 2

Rhythm & Pulse

 

Exploring Rhythm & Note Values

Year 7 Unit 3

Form & Structure

 

Exploring Musical Structures

Year 7 Unit 4

Folk Music

 

Exploring Musical Arrangements

Year 7 Unit 5

Instruments of the Orchestra

 

Exploring Timbre

Year 7 Unit 6

Chinese Music

 

Exploring the Pentatonic Scale

Unit Title

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Elements

Year 7 Unit 1

Night & Day

Year 7 Unit 2

Rhythm & Pulse

Year 7 Unit 3

Form & Structure

Year 7 Unit 4

Folk Music

Year 7 Unit 5

Instruments of the Orchestra

Year 7 Unit 6

Chinese Music

Year 7 Unit 7

Medieval Music

Rhythm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitch

 

Texture

 

Timbre & Dynamics

 

 

 

 

Melody & Harmony

 

 

Structure & Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Title

&

Elements

Year 7 Unit 8

Hammers & Gongs

Year 7 Unit 9

Pictures at an Exhibition

Year 7 Unit 10

Ladders

Year 7 Unit 11

Voiceworks

Rhythm

 

 

Pitch

 

Texture

 

 

Timbre & Dynamics

 

Melody & Harmony

 

 

Structure & Form

 

 

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test -

Pupil Answer

Booklet

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Complete Audio Track (automated)

 

(45:34)  

41.7 MB

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Test

Teachers Guidance and Mark Scheme

 

Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test

Audio Transcript

 

Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test

Complete Audio Track (human!)

 

(48:50)

44.7 MB

 

Converting Baseline Assessment Marks into NC Levels

(a guide only!)