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BREWOOD CE (C) MIDDLE SCHOOL
'Be the Best you can Be'

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What we are studying

Music

Year 5

In Year 5   pupils build a deep understanding of the elements of music whilst developoing   their ear for music. Pupils become   aware of the use of structure within mustic they hear and the music they   create and perform, whilst developing further their composing, singing,   listening, performing and apprasial sheets through a variety of topic based   units. Pupils in year 5 also build   basic skills in two instruments; recorder and keyboard whilst learning how to   read traditional notation.

Year 6

Across all   four years of music at Brewood Middle School, practical involvement in   performing and creating music is highly supported. Singing is exemplified, focussing on the   specific skills of pitch, diction, phrasing and style. In Year 6, children build on the knowledge,   skills and understanding that they developed in Year 5 through a further   group of topic based units: musical elements, drum based music of the world   and keyboard skills. Children develop   their skills in using keyboards and drums.   They are introduced to grid notation and add to their knowledge of   traditional western notation.

Year 7

In Year 7   pupils learn to become increasing aware of musical structure and the   additional elements of duration and timbre, in addition to those previously   studied. They are introduced to a   range ofmusical devices that composers use whilst creating symphonic poems,   Indian music and samba music. Pupils   learn how to place a range of chords and songs on the ukulele whilst   developing techniques to becoming a confident performer.

Year 8

Across all   four years of music at Brewood Middle School, practical involvement in   performing and creating music is highly supported. Singing is exemplified, focussing on the   specific skills of pitch, diction, phrasing and style. In Year 8, children listen to, perform and   compose for film music, Beatles songs and 20th Century music.   Their understanding of musical structure, form and notation is once again   strengthened allowing children to experiment with their own compositional   structures, whilst being introduced to new musical concepts of fills, riffs,   choruses, verses and bridges. They   also create a portfolio of evidence to gain an Arts Award qualification based   on taking part in reviewing and create musical events.

 

Art

Year 5

During this year pupils develop their pencil skills and study art relating to WW2. They will also use clay to create Green style pottery.

Year 6

During this year pupils will experiment with the use of oil pastels to recreate colour and texture. They will create large scale oil pastel   animal eyes. They will also look at art relating to the ocean, particularly art from Japan.

Year 7

During   this year pupils will   begin to look at the more technical element of drawing. They will study Still Life, looking at the style of artists such as Blossfeldt and O’Keefe. They will then go on to look at single   point perspective and the use of watercolours. They will end the year looking at Aboriginal art.

Year 8

During  his year pupils will be studying aret from different cultures and experimenting with a range of media including clay, paint and collage.   Key artists will include Gustav, Klimt and Matisse.

 

DT

Year 5

Pupils   will complete DT activities relating to Victorian Toys. They will also do one cooking unit of work.

Year 6

Pupils will design shelters in DT. They will also do one cooking unit of work.

Year 7

Pupils  will experience a range of topics that introduce a variety of materials and    applications. Topics include: food, resistant materials and textiles.

Year 8

Pupils will experience a range of topics that introduce working with a variety of     materials and applications. Topics include: Textile Techniques,  dye sublimation, and a food module.

Contact Details

Brewood CE (C) Middle School
School Road
Brewood
Stafford
ST19 9DS

Telephone: 01902 850266
Facsimile: 01902 851332
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