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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 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 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
Spring 2 Year R complete music scheme: Meet Dynamic Dragon (Unit 4)
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Spring 2 Year R complete music scheme: Meet Dynamic Dragon (Unit 4)

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Full lesson plans, songs and resources - everything you need to teach this 6 week unit of work. Adaptable to the instruments you have in school and the time available for teaching. Travel to Dynamic Land in the Rhythmajig World and meet new characters to learn about dynamics in music, through songs, stories and simple instrumental and composition work. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 2 Year 5 music planning: African Adventures (Unit 6)
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Summer 2 Year 5 music planning: African Adventures (Unit 6)

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Full lesson plans for a 6 week unit of work. Take your class on a journey to fictional Ocarock City, to the African park where they will explore drumming using real musical notation, led by characters and stories. Sheet music/ mp3 pack and resource pack also available separately for this unit of work. 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
Pentatonic pentagon, scales and and composition activity
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Pentatonic pentagon, scales and and composition activity

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This handy pentatonic pyramid is a great reference for finding the notes you need for a 5 note pentatonic scale. G major and C major scales included in sheet music format. The composition activity allows children to choose their note to add to the grid, from a choice of 5 notes. This can then be played on glockenspiels, keyboards, boomwhackers, recorders, ocarinas or other tuned instruments. The flash cards remind children of the notation they need (colour coded to match the Rhythamjig characters). www.rhythmajig.co.uk ww.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Spring 2 Year 5 Sheet music and song pack: Caribbean Carnival (Unit 4)
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Spring 2 Year 5 Sheet music and song pack: Caribbean Carnival (Unit 4)

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Full original sheet music and high quality mp3 files to support the unit of work- planning pack and resource pack also available in our shop separately. Explore carnival culture, sing Caribbean songs and play simple pieces on tuned instruments (adaptable to the instruments you have in school). Includes mp3 tracks as well as lyrics to songs and sheet music. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 2 Year 4 complete music scheme: Tempo's Time Travel
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Summer 2 Year 4 complete music scheme: Tempo's Time Travel

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Travel 'Bach' in time (geddit?) meeting the great composers, learning instrumental pieces and songs. This bundle includes full lesson plans, resources, songs and sheet music- everything you need to deliver creative and inspiring music lessons through child-friendly characters and stories. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
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
Autumn 1 Year 4 complete music scheme: The Rough and the Smooth (Unit 1)
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Autumn 1 Year 4 complete music scheme: The Rough and the Smooth (Unit 1)

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Complete 6 week unit of work: full lesson plans, songs, backing tracks and resources 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. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Rhythmajig character flash cards
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Rhythmajig character flash cards

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Original, high quality images of the Rhythmajig characters- Crotchet, Minim, Semibreve, Quaver Twins and Semiquaver Brothers. Use these in conjunction with the coloured notation flash cards to teach recognition of rhythmic notation.
Spring 1 Year 4 complete music scheme: The Key Keeper (Unit 3)
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Spring 1 Year 4 complete music scheme: The Key Keeper (Unit 3)

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With the help of the Rhythmajigs, colourful characters who represent rhythmic notation, children learn to read and write sheet music. Songs and resources are included. This 6 week unit of work focuses on key signatures. Big Sig, the owner of the beat bank, helps children explore various key signatures, through songs and instrumental pieces. Adaptable to any tuned instrument you have in your setting. An interactive game- the Vault-which works well with this unit, is available via annual subscription or free trial at www.rhythmajig.co.uk - email enquiries@rhythmajig.co.uk
Summer 1 Year 1 resource pack: The rough and the smooth (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year 1 resource pack: The rough and the smooth (Unit 5)

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This resource pack includes the story for the unit of work, high quality original character images, notation flash cards, musical signals flash cards and posters of locations that children 'visit' in fictional Ocarina Island. Sheet music/ mp3 pack also available to supplement the lesson plans (also available).
Activity bundle
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Activity bundle

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A great variety of musical activities to promote awareness of pitch, rhythm, performance and listening skills. Can be used in conjunction with Rhythmajig planning (available separately) or as stand-alone lessons. See our website www.rhythmajig.co.uk and FB page www.facebook.com/rhythmajig to find out what we can offer schools.
Ocarina finger charts
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Ocarina finger charts

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We love ocarinas at Rhythmajig! Even year R children can play 2 or 3 notes on these tuned instruments confidently when taught through our fun characters and stories.
Treble and bass clef fact file
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Treble and bass clef fact file

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Poster explaining which instruments use the treble and bass clef in their sheet music, with illustrations. King Bass and Queen Treble resources also available to enhance learning through characters and stories. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Summer 1 Year R music planning: Bumpy and Smooth (Unit 5)
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Summer 1 Year R music planning: Bumpy and Smooth (Unit 5)

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Through this 6 week unit of work, children will learn the musical vocabulary staccato and legato through characters and stories; recognise and identify these through seveloping listening skills; develop the voice and playing of ocarinas or other tuned instruments. Sheet music/ song pack and resource pack available separately. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig