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Performing Arts is a very practical subject and in lesson you will spend most of your time doing things.

This means that there is little time for writing and research. This is where your homework tasks come in! This booklet will help to support what you have learnt in your lessons and will also be used for your Arts Award portfolio. It is therefore important that you reflect on your journey through this unit and that you record your thoughts in your booklet. The booklet is made up of Homework Task log, a key words section and a self-assessment grid that you will need to complete. Before you hand it in you might want to use the following checklist to make sure you have finished everything: Have I put on my name, Class, teacher and deadline? Have I written my last level & target to improve on the front cover? Have I completed all the homework tasks? Have I completed my Key Words? Have I completed the Self-Assessment Grid?

Once you have done all of these your booklet is ready to give to your teacher

What if I lose my booklet? All students will be given one booklet at the start of a half term and one booklet only! Should you lose it you can download a replacement booklet from the Performing Arts VTLE website and print it at school from your user account. What if I like to do my homework on the computer? Again if you prefer to type this is fine. Simply download the booklet from the Performing Arts VTLE and edit in Microsoft word then print at school and submit. (Be aware though we will be checking it is your own work so avoid the temptation to copy off the internet!) What if I forget to hand it in? As a subject we dont like detentions. We think that you learn best by being responsible for your own learning. If you fail to submit your booklet by the deadline you will be placed the following week in a 1 hour afterschool catch up session where you will be expected to complete your homework booklet then. If you miss more than twice in the year then we will invite your parents/carers into school to discuss the problem.

In this section you should write a definition for each of the following key words which you will use over the course of the half term you are studying in.

Intro

Verse

Chorus

MP

Syncopation

Shuffle

Staccato

As you will be learning to play an instrument you may not all learn at the same pace or may be following different grade levels for your qualification. To meet that end everyone will have individual homework tasks set specifically for you each week. Record you tasks in the grid below and ensure your tutor signs off on them before you hand in the booklet for the next assessment.

Instructions: Tick off what levels you have met in this Unit and colour the traffic light to indicate how confident you are with this skill.

I can play a 4 bar piece of music and identify areas I need to improve upon.

I can improvise a short melody using a simple scale or pattern as part of a successful group composition. I can listen to a piece of music, identifying the instruments in use and some of the musical elements; evaluating their effect. I can play an 8 bar piece of music, identifying areas I need to improve upon and can share my skills with others. I can improvise a melody using a scale or pattern as part of a successful group composition. I can lead the group or take solo parts. I can listen to a piece of music, identifying the instruments and musical elements; evaluating their effect and selection for venue, occasion and purpose

I can play an 8 bar or longer piece of music, identifying areas I need to improve upon and enhance them independently. I can share my skills with others and can play with confidence. I can improvise a melody using a variety of scales or patterns as part of a successful group composition. I can lead the group or take solo parts with confidence and adjust my part to meet the needs of the performance. I can listen to a piece of music, identifying the instruments and musical elements; evaluating their effects and selection for venue, occasion and purpose whilst considering its social and historical context. I can play a longer piece of music, demonstrating a use of styles genres and traditions: improving upon and enhancing them independently. I can share my skills with others and can play with confidence and accuracy. I can improvise as part of a successful group composition: leading the group or taking solo parts with confidence, adapting, developing, extending and discarding ideas to meet the needs of the performance. I can listen to a piece of music, identifying the instruments and musical elements; evaluating their effects including its social and historical context and then apply this to my own work.

Has all Independent learning been completed?