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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.
Autumn 1 Year 3 complete music scheme: Notes and Keys (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 Year 3 complete music scheme: Notes and Keys (Unit 1)

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Lesson plans, resources and songs, backing tracks and sheet music- everything you need to teach 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. www,rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 1 Year 5 sheet music/ resource pack: Latin Lanes (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year 5 sheet music/ resource pack: Latin Lanes (Unit 5)

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Original sheet music, backing tracks and vocal tracks. The songs are high-quality studio recordings. Lyrics sheets are also included. Also available: lesson plans and resources for this unit of work, separately in our shop. Travel to the Latin area of OcaRock City, where colourful, child-friendly characters guide children through their musical learning using real noation, vocabulary and concepts. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 1 Year 5 music planning: Latin lanes (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year 5 music planning: Latin lanes (Unit 5)

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Complete unit of work including full weekly lesson plans and curriculum outcomes and objectives. Resource pack containing character images, printables, flash cards, story, activities etc and sheet music/ mp3 pack with vocal and backing tracks also available separately for this unit. Children will visit the Latin arena in fictional Ocarock City, where the Syncopator character teaches children how to use rhythmic notation to compose and play syncopated rhythms of latin, bossa nova, meringue and tango. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
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 complete music scheme: Film Music (Unit 3)
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Spring 1 Year 6 complete music scheme: 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 included. www.rhythmajig.co.uk 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 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
Autumn 1 Year R music planning: Meet the Rhythmajigs! (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 Year R music planning: Meet the Rhythmajigs! (Unit 1)

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Full lesson plans and curriculum overview for this unit of work. Children meet the Rhythmajigs, colourful, child-friendly characters whose colours, actions and personalities help to teach real rhythmic notation. Songs, stories and simple musical activities promote learning of real vocabulary and musical concepts. The lesson plans are quite busy so just choose one activity from each box if you're short on time! Song/ sheet music pack and resource pack also available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Autumn 1 Year 1 complete music scheme: More from the Rhythmajigs! (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 Year 1 complete music scheme: More from the Rhythmajigs! (Unit 1)

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Everything you need to teach this 6 week unit of work: lesson plans, studio recordings of songs and backing tracks (mp3 format) and original sheet music. Designed as a recap of the characters, but can be used to introduce them and their notation, through colours, actions, songs and stories. Make ostinato patterns with Ostinato Owl and sing and play along. Adaptable to the needs of your school, instruments and time available. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Autumn 1 Year R complete music scheme: Meet The Rhythmajigs (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 Year R complete music scheme: Meet The Rhythmajigs (Unit 1)

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Everything you need to teach this 6 week unit of work: lesson plans, studio recordings of songs and backing tracks (mp3 format) and original sheet music. Children meet the Rhythmajigs, colourful, child-friendly characters whose colours, actions and personalities help to teach real rhythmic notation. Songs, stories and simple musical activities promote learning of real vocabulary and musical concepts. The lesson plans are quite busy so just choose one activity from each box if you're short on time!
Summer 1 Year 6 complete music scheme: The Cavern (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year 6 complete music scheme: The Cavern (Unit 5)

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Full lesson plans, songs, sheet music, resources and printables for this 6 week unit of work. Children will explore the history of British pop , Skiffle Groups, using homemade instruments, The Beatles and Queen – exploring musical styles, layering sounds and performing instrumental parts on tuned instruemtns (adaptable to the instruments you have available in school). Travel to new worlds and meet child-friendly characters, through stories to teach real musical vocabulary, notation and concepts. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
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
Semiquaver brothers word rhythms
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Semiquaver brothers word rhythms

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Children learn to associate the semiquaver brothers' rhythm with their characteristics: 'multicoloured' and 'running quickly'. This word bank provides an opportunity for children to match word rhythms to the characters' notation.
Autumn 1 year 2 music planning: Super Stave to the Rescue! (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 year 2 music planning: Super Stave to the Rescue! (Unit 1)

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Full lesson plans for a 6 week block on reading and writing stave notation. Suitable for Key Stage 1 as everything is taught through characters and stories. Song/ sheet music pack (original compositions and studio recordings in mp3 format) and resource pack also available separately. Interactive whiteboard activitiea are available via annual subscription or 30 day free trial at www.rhythmajig.co.uk Request your free trial at enquiries@rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 1 Year 1 music planning: The Rough with the smooth (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year 1 music planning: The Rough with the smooth (Unit 5)

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This 6 week unit of work contains weekly lesson plans based on a 45 minute session, suitable for specialist and non-specialist teachers. Through continuing the story based learning, and meeting Staccato and Legato characters as well as the Rhythmajig notation characters (Crotchet, Minim etc). Developing instrumental, children will complete listening, notation and rhythm work and will learn to respond to changes in pitch, tempo and rhythm, dynamics and also sound. Using movement activities to understand staccato and legato. Looking at their symbols and using them effectively in their music. Sheet music/ mp3 pack and resource pack also available.
Character songs: mp3 vocal tracks and backing tracks
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Character songs: mp3 vocal tracks and backing tracks

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Vocal tracks, backing tracks and sheet music in high quality mp3 form. These are original studio recordings and are under copyright. Use with the notation cards and character cards to help children learn more about the Rhythmajig characters (and of course, deepen their understanding of real notation!) www.rhythmajig.co.uk
Summer 1 Year 6 music planning: The Cavern (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year 6 music planning: The Cavern (Unit 5)

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Full scheme of work for a 6 week block visiting ‘The Club at The Cavern’ in fictional OcaRock City. Children will explore the history of British pop , Skiffle Groups, using homemade instruments, The Beatles – their songs and style and Queen – the style and songs. Through creating and playing songs in the style of each era, children will develop their notation and musical direction skills, through instrumental and vocal work. Resource pack and sheet music/ mp3 song pack also available. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Pitch patterning
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Pitch patterning

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A simple activity to introduce the concept of high and low pitch. Ideal for all age groups. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig