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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 5 complete music scheme: Indian Restaurant (Unit 3)
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Spring 1 Year 5 complete music scheme: Indian Restaurant (Unit 3)

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Travel to the Indian Restaurant in Ocarock City with your class, where they will explore rhythms from an Indian menu, sing songs, play and compose an Indian Raga and Tala (drums or untuned percussion required) and compose a simple tuned section (recorders, glockenspiels, boomwhackers or other tuned instrument required). Printable resources, flash cards, whiteboard images, sheet music, sons and backing tracks also included. Read and write real notation with the Rhythmajigs, colourful characters which children love. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Rhythmajig tidy up song
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Rhythmajig tidy up song

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Motivate your class to tidy up with this catchy tune! Find out what we can offer your school - a full primary music scheme for year R-6 with lesson plans, resources and songs all held on our website www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Spring 2 Year 4 Music Planning: Dots and Ties (Unit 4)
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Spring 2 Year 4 Music Planning: Dots and Ties (Unit 4)

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6 week unit following the Rhythmajig characters and stories. Full lesson plans for 45 minute lessons approx- although this can be adapted to timetabling needs, or taught in a block. See curriculum overview for learning objectives. Resource pack, original sheet music, mp3 files of songs with high quality recordings of vocals and backing tracks also available separately for this unit of work. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Legato Lion and Staccato Stickleback image, songs and sheet music pack
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Legato Lion and Staccato Stickleback image, songs and sheet music pack

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Suitable for any year group: Legato Lion is perfect for helping children understand the meaning of the term Legato. He lives in Legato Lane, where the smooth rocks of Legato Land provide the ideal spot for sunbathing. His long silky fur is as smooth as the music he loves. Ideal for pairing with Staccato Stickleback who swims around Staccato Sands, and spikes you with his fins- ouch! His music is bumpy and spiky sounding. On instruments of your choice, children can play crotchets 'ouch ouch ouch ouch' in time with the music.
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.
Rhythm notation cards
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Rhythm notation cards

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Four rhythmic patterns shown in standard notation, plus individual note cards which can be printed and used as flash cards to learn the note names, photocopied and used to create compositions, or placed on a large stave on the carpet (use masking tape for the stave lines). In conjunction with our Rhythmajig character flash cards, they can be used to teach reading and writing ehythmic notation in a memorable way. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
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
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
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
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