|Improvement Target||What can you do?|
|To ensure work is neatly presented in books.||a) Write date, title/learning objective and underline with a ruler.
b) Use blue or black pen with colours where appropriate.
c) Cross out with a single line e.g. cross out
d) Glue sheets neatly into book without folding if possible
|To know, understand and use keywords.||Music Keywords These words will help you improve your writing about performance & composition both in MS1 and in the music computer room.|
|To find ways to add expression to your performances.||Expression in Music|
|To contribute to class discussions in a positive way.||It’s OK to be wrong! Contributing an idea is a positive thing and it doesn’t matter if your idea is ‘right or wrong’. What matters is that you contribute in a positive way that helps move the discussion along. Be brave!|
|To STAR during discussion/performance.||Sit up!
Track the speaker i.e. look at the person who is talking/performing.
Ask questions (asking lots of questions is good learning behaviour)
Respect all learners
|To explain using examples to justify points both verbally and in writing.||How To Guide|
|To raise your aspirations of what you are capable of.||Everybody is aiming for the best grades i.e. Grade 9 or Distinction. We are realistic that some students will not achieve these grades but we know that by always aiming for the very best that we will hopefully achieve a grade that is ‘great for us’. Trying our best every day is what counts!|
|To learn the job roles, organisations and abbreviations for Unit 1.||Unit 1 Revision Resources|
|To learn your performance pieces fluently.||This means performing your pieces accurately and without mistakes. You achieve this by thoroughly learning your pieces. You’ll need to play little and often, every day for a few weeks to achieve this one. There’s no shortcuts but it will be worth it when you deliver that confident, fluent performance at the end.|
|To tune your instrument accurately every time you use it.||How To Tune A Guitar|
|To develop your knowledge of basic music theory.||Music Theory Website Work through the section called ‘The Basics’. Perhaps you could make some notes on this and bring them to your teacher?|