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Rhythmajig is a primary music curriculum offering provision above and beyond the new National Curriculum 2014 requirements. Children are introduced to fun and engaging characters representing rhythmic notation eg Crotchet, Minim etc from year R and are taught to read and write stave notation from year 2. Suitable for specialist and non-specialist music teachers and class teachers, using whatever instruments you already have in school. Real concepts, real music, real notation, real progression.

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Rhythmajig is a primary music curriculum offering provision above and beyond the new National Curriculum 2014 requirements. Children are introduced to fun and engaging characters representing rhythmic notation eg Crotchet, Minim etc from year R and are taught to read and write stave notation from year 2. Suitable for specialist and non-specialist music teachers and class teachers, using whatever instruments you already have in school. Real concepts, real music, real notation, real progression.
Spring 1 Year 6 music planning: Film Music (Unit 3)
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Spring 1 Year 6 music planning: Film Music (Unit 3)

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6 week unit of work studying how music is used in film, listening and responding to film music and composing own film scores using composition grids with real notation and graphic scores. The Rhythmajig characters make reading and writing music easy and are appealing to children. Sheet music/ song pack and resource pack also available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Spring 1 Year 6 sheet music and song pack: Film Music (Unit 3)
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Spring 1 Year 6 sheet music and song pack: Film Music (Unit 3)

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Songs in mp3 format (backing and vocal tracks) with lyrics and sheet music, to support this 6 week unit of work. Songs are high quality studio recordings. Travel around the Rhythmajig World, led by characters and through stories, learning real notation, vocabulary and concepts. Planning and resource pack available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Sound scape activity
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Sound scape activity

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Suitable for all year groups. Which sounds can we hear in our classroom? What about outside? What would a storm sound like? What might you hear on Ocarina Island? Composition activity creating a sound scape based on a storm. Includes composition grids and graphic score examples for recording ideas. Instrumental activity requiring a range of untuned percussion instruments. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Spring 2 Year 1 complete music scheme: Dynamic Land! (Unit 4)
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Spring 2 Year 1 complete music scheme: Dynamic Land! (Unit 4)

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6 week unit of work based on exploring dynamics through characters and stories, using real musical vocabulary and notation. Travel to Dynamic Land and meet Dynamic Dragon and her babies, sing songs and play instruments to develop musical understanding. Includes resource pack and song/ sheet music pack (mp3 format): high quality studio recordings. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Spring 2 Year 5 Music planning: Caribbean Carnival (Unit 4)
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Spring 2 Year 5 Music planning: Caribbean Carnival (Unit 4)

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Complete unit of work based on World music. (See overview for objectives). 6 x 45 minute lesson plans- although the unit can be blocked or tweaked according to your timetable. Travel to OcaRock City and explore Caribbean music, carnival culture and learn songs and instrumental pieces (adaptable to the tuned instruments you have in school), learning real notation, vocabulary and concepts with the help of child-friendly characters. Resource pack (images, prinatbles, activities), mp3 songs, lyrics and sheet music also available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Rhythmajig character flash cards (to match with notation cards)
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Rhythmajig character flash cards (to match with notation cards)

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These are the main notation characters. Crotchet (red) has one beat on his top and walks. Minim (blue) has two beats and sli-ides. Quaver twins (yellow) have half a beat each and go jogging. Semibreve (green) has 4 beats and goes whoo-oo-oo-oosh. The semiquaver brothers (multicoloured) have a quarter of a beat each and go running quickly. Restful mouse is sleepy and likes to rest during quiet time. Use these with the coloured flashcard notation set and watch your children learn real names for notation! www.rhythmajig.co.uk
Autumn 1 Year 4 music planning: The Rough and the Smooth (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 Year 4 music planning: The Rough and the Smooth (Unit 1)

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Complete 6 week unit of work: full lesson plans that take children on a journey to new worlds, reading and writing stave notation and using real musical vocabulary with the help of cool characters. The focus of this unit is articulation (legato and staccato) which children learn to recognise in music as they listen (recommend using youtube or similar for music clips), and to respond to musical signals in their singing and playing. Suitable for use with keyboards, glockenspiels, boomwhackers, recorders, ocarinas, chime bars or other tuned instruments. Resource and sheet music/ song packs also available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Autumn 1 year 5 music planning: China Town (unit 1)
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Autumn 1 year 5 music planning: China Town (unit 1)

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World music unit of work comprising 6 weekly sessions. Comprehensive lesson plans (resources and sheet music/ song pack also available). Travel to China Town in Ocarock City to learn about the characteristics of Chinese music, explore pentatonic scales, compose simple pieces using real notation and perform instrumental pieces and songs as a class. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Autumn 1 Year 3 music planning: Notes and Keys (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 Year 3 music planning: Notes and Keys (Unit 1)

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During this 6 week unit of work, children learn the geography of the keyboard (or other tuned instrument eg glockenspiels or chime bars). They use high and low to describe pitch, learn to play simple melodies and compose musical patterns using real notation. Characters and stories guide the way and engage the children as they travel to new worlds, learning musical concepts and vocabulary along the way. Sheet music/ song pack and resource pack also available separately. www,rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 2 Year 1 music planning pack: Bringing It All Together (Unit 6)
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Summer 2 Year 1 music planning pack: Bringing It All Together (Unit 6)

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In this 6 week unit of work, children will re-visit the characters they have met in Year 1 and revise the musical concepts and vocabulary they have learned. If your class are new to Rhythmajig, just introduce characters at their own pace. Resources and songs/ sheet music are available separately. The dotty bricks, gold bars and Super Stave activity are also available as an interactive whiteboard activity at www.rhythmajig.co.uk - email enquiries@rhythmajig.co.uk to begin your 30 day free trial. www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Composition and notation pack
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Composition and notation pack

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This pack contains a 4 beat bar composition grid with space for beats, an off-beat grid with space for lyrics, a blank grid for graphic score composition, ideas for graphic score symbols and a chocolate bar beat activity (print and cut out, lay the beats on the chocolate bar- for individuals or small groups, then play the rhythms). The interactive game image is a screenshot of one of our composition games at www.rhythmajig.co.uk which is accessible via annual subscription or 30 day free trial (email enquiries@rhythmajig.co.uk to start your free trial). www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Autumn 1 year 1 music planning: More from the Rhythmajigs! (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 year 1 music planning: More from the Rhythmajigs! (Unit 1)

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Full unit of work: 6 weekly lesson plans and skills overview. Lessons are deigned to be 45 mins long but can be adapted to your timetabling needs. The lesson plans are very busy but if short on time, just choose one activity from each box. Sheet music/ mp3 pack and resource pack also available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Autumn 2 Year 3 complete music scheme: Super Stave (Unit 2)
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Autumn 2 Year 3 complete music scheme: Super Stave (Unit 2)

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Super Stave is a super hero with an amazing power- he shoots stave lines from his gloves, then helps us read music using his rhyme. Children learn to read stave notation with the help of characters and stories. Can be taught using any tuned instrument: ocarinas, recorders, boomwhackers, glockenspiels, keyboards etc. Resource pack and sheet music/ song pack (inclusing backing tracks) also included. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Spring 1 Year R complete music scheme: Tempo Tiger (Unit 2)
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Spring 1 Year R complete music scheme: Tempo Tiger (Unit 2)

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This 6 week unit of work introduces children to the concept of tempo. Through meeting characters and exploring stories, travelling to the imaginary Rhythmajig World, children will learn songs and simple instrumental pieces on tuned and untuned instruments (adaptable to what it available in your setting). Song/ sheet music pack and resource pack also available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 1 Year R complete music scheme: Bumpy and Smooth (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year R complete music scheme: Bumpy and Smooth (Unit 5)

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Meet child-friendly characters and travel to new worlds to learn real musical notation, vocabulary and concepts with Rhythmajig. This 6 week unit of work is based on legato and staccato sounds- identifying them in music. Staccato Stickleback and Legato Lion make the learning memorable for children. Lesson plans, sheet music, songs and resources all included in this bundle. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 2 Year 2 music planning: Ocarina Radio (Unit 6)
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Summer 2 Year 2 music planning: Ocarina Radio (Unit 6)

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6 weekly lesson plans teaching music through characters and stories. Any tuned instrument can be used: ocarina, recorder, chime bar, boomwhacker, glockenspiel. Travel to fictional Ocarock City with your class and compose and play radio jingles, reading and writing real rhythmaic notation (suitable for specialists and non specialists). Sheet music/ song pack and resource pack also available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Nice Mice Story
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Nice Mice Story

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Ideal for Early Years and KS1, this simple story introduces Restful Mouse as a character who needs quiet to rest!
Chocolate bars  and coloured beats composition activity
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Chocolate bars and coloured beats composition activity

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Printable chocolate bars and coloured beats which are matched to the correct sizes to fill the bar. Print, cut out and distribute to groups or individuals. Ask children to place the coloured notation cards on top of the chocolate bar to compose their own bar of music, this can then be played using percussion or developed into a tuned composition. the colours correspond to the characters. Crotchets (red, one beat), minims, (blue, 2 beats), quavers (yellow, half a beat each), semiquavers (multicoloured, a quarter of a beat each), semibreves (green, 4 beats each) or crotchet rests (white, 1 beat each). www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Keyboard note finder poster and character prompts
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Keyboard note finder poster and character prompts

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Derrick and Fangs help us learn the geography og the keyboard. Derrick has a Curly ear and an Enormous ear. Fangs gets Grumpy, then Angry, then Bites! Cut out the character pictures and children can place them over the keys of the keyboard to help them locate the notes they need.