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I have 10 years teaching experience (mainly in Music) and have had success as both a Head of Year and Head of Department. I am providing a wealth of resources online and am currently exploring the new curriculum at GCSE and A-Level. If you require a specific resource and you think I may be able to help message me and I will see what I can do. Many thanks, Lucy Contact: costelloteachingresources@gmail.com

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I have 10 years teaching experience (mainly in Music) and have had success as both a Head of Year and Head of Department. I am providing a wealth of resources online and am currently exploring the new curriculum at GCSE and A-Level. If you require a specific resource and you think I may be able to help message me and I will see what I can do. Many thanks, Lucy Contact: costelloteachingresources@gmail.com
KS3 / KS4 Songwriting / Pop Songs Scheme of Work
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KS3 / KS4 Songwriting / Pop Songs Scheme of Work

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KS3 / KS4 Songwriting Scheme of Work. The unit is broken down into student ability levels HIGH (HAT), MIDDLE (MAT) and LOW (LAT) to support individual progress through learning. Chord Sheets and an opening presentation for the first lesson. There is also a "Progress Bingo" card for students to monitor their progress as they complete the task. This lesson can work within a number of contexts including a single lesson (although expectations of what they complete should be considered), a scheme of work lasting up to 6 lessons, or as workshop material for an Extra Curricular Day. It would be worth modelling some examples of good pop songs taken from YouTube to demonstrate what students are trying to achieve.
Music Technology Posters
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Music Technology Posters

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A collection of posters for display in Music Department to support learning. Musical scaffolding.
KS3 Musicals Scheme of Work
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KS3 Musicals Scheme of Work

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This Scheme of Work incorporates a section of the Trinity Bronze Arts Award and naturally progresses onto an Opera Scheme of Work should you choose to do this. The focus musical is Wicked. It includes 9 lesson plans, contents sheets, lyrics, videos and music needed to complete the scheme. Please note that the Arts Award constantly updates and so you may wish to visit their website to check details and download the latest forms (although I have provided forms that were current when written that you could use if not submitting to Trinity for assessment).
KS3 Film Music Scheme of Work
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KS3 Film Music Scheme of Work

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KS3 Year 9 Film Music Scheme of Work including 7 lesson plans with resources, film clips, worksheets and homework tasks. This scheme is designed to be used in the music classroom with basic instruments, although it can be easily adapted to use in a computer room with music software if available, which works well. Aimed at year 9 students, although this would work with other year groups if it fits into your annual planning. I have used this for many years with much success as the scheme lends itself to evidence based analysis and review from teacher and pupil including self and peer evaluation, ideal for Ofsted to see a clear progression of learning.
KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 1 of 5 "Layout of the Orchestra"
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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 1 of 5 "Layout of the Orchestra"

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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 1 of 5 "Layout of the Orchestra": This is part one of a five part resource which looks at all the different sections of the Orchestra. Each part contains a lesson plan, content sheets, film clips, music clips, starters, plenaries and worksheets for students. This first part is about the layout of the Orchestra.
Music Posters
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Music Posters

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A collection of posters for display in Music Department to support learning. Musical scaffolding.
KS3 Scheme of Work Christmas Songs - Keyboard Work
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KS3 Scheme of Work Christmas Songs - Keyboard Work

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An ideal set of resources for that period between assessments and the end of term including 3 lesson plans. This short scheme of work ideal for KS3 classes in the run up to Christmas. Designed to be used alongside keyboards the 5 main songs provided vary in difficulty and you will receive both the Sibelius files and PDF. You will also receive 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' to be used with a number of instruments to complete a class orchestra performance in the last lesson. All music is also available to by separately at a cheaper cost.
KS3 Music Theme and Variation Scheme of Work
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KS3 Music Theme and Variation Scheme of Work

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Theme and Variations Scheme of work suitable for KS3 first time use of Sibelius. Including all Sibelius Files, Overview, Worksheet to monitor progress through student self reflection and peer review. A marking sheet for teachers and students to complete demonstrating conversation between teacher-student-peers (there is also a SAMPLE to project to students so they know what to do). Learning Support Assistant booklet to hand out so that they are able to better support the students they are working with in Music. This has been tried and tested - not only has it been successful with students but has also received outstanding feedback when observed due to student and teacher monitoring and use of LSA.
KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 5 of 5 "Percussion"
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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 5 of 5 "Percussion"

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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 5 of 5 "Percussion": This is part five of a five part resource which looks at all the different sections of the Orchestra. Each part contains a lesson plan, content sheets, film clips, music clips, starters, plenaries and worksheets for students. Part 5 is an investigation into the Percussion section of the Orchestra. You will need a selection of percussion instruments to complete this section.
KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 1 Music Theory The Basics
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KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 1 Music Theory The Basics

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Reading and Writing Music: The Basics. Starter and Homework 1 of 12. This provides and work sheet and answer sheet as a starter activity on the basics signs students will need to recognise in music. This starter is designed to be followed up with the homework sheet also provided with this resource. Please note the complete set of 12 starters will be available soon. Any questions or further resources you would like to see please email costelloteachingresources@gmail.com
KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 3 Time Signatures Bass Clef
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KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 3 Time Signatures Bass Clef

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Reading and Writing Music: The Basics. Starter and Homework 3 of 12. This provides and work sheet and answer sheet as a starter activity on Time Signatures. There is also a homework sheet researching the bass clef which follows the pattern of the homework sheets from this series. Please note the complete set of 12 starters and home work sheets will be available soon costing £20. If bought separately as they are published the total cost for all the starters and home work sheets will be £24, however this method does allow you to pick and choose the worksheets you like the look of. Any questions or further resources you would like to see please email costelloteachingresources@gmail.com
Christmas Song on Sibelius
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Christmas Song on Sibelius

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5 Christmas songs as Sibelius files for students to work with. PDFs also provided. 50% saving on bundle cost. Full Scheme of Work is also available in my shop for £6.
KS3 African Music SoW
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KS3 African Music SoW

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Traditional African Music scheme of work with written tasks, composition tasks, percussion tasks and vocal tasks. This SoW includes an overview, 6 x lesson plans, resources for each lesson, including PowerPoints and video uploads. It also includes a work book intended for cover lesson, inclusion lessons and absentees with 6 tasks to complete following the scheme.
KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 3 of 5 "Brass"
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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 3 of 5 "Brass"

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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 3 of 5 "Brass": This is part three of a five part resource which looks at all the different sections of the Orchestra. Each part contains a lesson plan, content sheets, film clips, music clips, starters, plenaries and worksheets for students. Part 3 is about the Brass section of the Orchestra.
More Than Worksheet
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More Than Worksheet

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A worksheet with a list of numbers between 1-20, with empty boxes for students to write in the number which is one more. Ideal for EYFS, reception classes.