Compose a song

S5/6 learners will compose a rock/popular song about the Clydeside as part of the curriculum requirements for Int2/H/AH composition folio. All compositions will be entered into a competition and the winner will teach the song to a selected primary 7 group from a local primary school. The song will be performed at an Easter or summer concert. Whilst fulfilling curriculum requirements this project provides a unique opportunity to set up buddy relationships between upper school and P7 learners.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced through developing an understanding and knowledge of how the elements of music are used to create a popular song 
• Enterprising skills enhanced - application of knowledge in a real situation through presenting their product to P7 learners and hearing it performed to a wider audience 
• Learners take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about the style, lyrics, instrumentation of the song 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Relevance to Compositional Folio requirements for National Qualifications in Music 
• Relevance to Primary 7 WW2 project 
• Relevance to 5-14 Performing Criteria

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