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Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

JSS1 First Term Music Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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JSS1 First Term Music Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Music Basics


Introduction to the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony)

Basic understanding of musical notes and symbols

Fun rhythm exercises and clapping patterns

Week 2: Exploring Different Instruments


Introduction to various musical instruments

Listening sessions to identify sounds of different instruments

Hands-on experience with simple percussion instruments

Week 3: Learning Simple Melodies


Basic understanding of musical scales

Practice singing and playing simple melodies on instruments like the recorder or xylophone

Group activities to create simple tunes

Week 4: Introduction to Notation


Basic music notation: reading and writing musical symbols

Activities to practice note reading and writing

Group composition of simple musical phrases

Week 5: Exploring World Music


Introduction to music from different cultures and countries

Listening sessions with a focus on diversity in musical styles

Group discussions and presentations on selected world music

Week 6: Introduction to Singing


Basic vocal exercises and warm-ups

Group singing of easy songs with emphasis on pitch and rhythm

Introduction to singing in harmony

Week 7: Understanding Musical Form


Basic understanding of musical forms (verse, chorus, bridge)

Analysis of simple songs to identify different sections

Group composition of short musical pieces with varied forms

Week 8: Introduction to Music History


Overview of the history of music from ancient times to the present

Listening sessions featuring key musical eras and styles

Group projects on researching and presenting a specific music era

Week 9: Music and Emotions


Exploring the emotional impact of music

Listening sessions focusing on how different genres evoke emotions

Group discussions and creative activities related to expressing emotions through music

Week 10: Music in Everyday Life


Exploring how music is integrated into daily activities and events

Creating soundscapes for specific scenarios (e.g., morning routine, bedtime)

Group projects on designing a musical soundtrack for a short video clip

Week 11: Revision Week


Reviewing key concepts learned throughout the term

Practice assessments and quizzes

Individual and group revision activities

Week 12: Examination Week


Conducting written and practical assessments

Providing constructive feedback to students

Reviewing exam results and discussing areas for improvement

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Recap of the term’s highlights and achievements

Certificate presentation for outstanding contributions

Farewell activities and celebration of students’ musical journey.

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