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Costello Teaching Resources

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

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

KS3 / KS4 Songwriting / Pop Songs Scheme of Work

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.
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KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 1 Music Theory The Basics

KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 1 Music Theory The Basics

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
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KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 2 The Keyboard Treble Clef

KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 2 The Keyboard Treble Clef

Reading and Writing Music: The Basics. Starter and Homework 2 of 12. This provides and work sheet and answer sheet as a starter activity on the keyboard and recognising notes. This starter is designed to be followed up with the homework sheet which focuses on the treble clef also provided with this resource. A nice idea is for them to then play the music they have notated on the keyboards in the following lesson as a quick starter/recap. There is also a PowerPoint for interactive keyboard note naming for students. This is particular good for students with little "traditional" music knowledge. Those who are established on their instruments may find it too simple. Please note the complete set of 12 starters, they are all running through the basics, will be available soon. Any questions or further resources you would like to see please email costelloteachingresources@gmail.com A set of activities for lessons designed to suit each exam board and the topics each covers will be available shortly.
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KS3 / KS4 Songwriting / Pop Songs Scheme of Work

KS3 / KS4 Songwriting / Pop Songs Scheme of Work

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.
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Music Technology Posters

Music Technology Posters

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

KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Scheme of Work

A selection of resources covering the instruments of the Orchestra. Works well as a Scheme of Work Across 6 weeks, using week 6 to play a class piece together on various instruments available.
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KS3 Music Scheme of Work x7

KS3 Music Scheme of Work x7

A selection of 7 schemes of work for KS3, as well as a KS3 Basic Music Exam. Schemes of Work include: Songwriting/Pop Songs African Music Film Music Instruments of the Orchestra Theme and Variations Musicals Christmas Scheme
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Music Posters

Music Posters

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

KS3 Film Music Scheme of Work

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.
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KS3 Musicals Scheme of Work

KS3 Musicals Scheme of Work

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).
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Rewards Chart

Rewards Chart

A chart to monitor behaviours and achievements in class. Place a star in each box as students achieve each goal throughout a set of lessons. This can be left up in the classroom throughout a scheme of work or projected onto the wall during lessons. I found this very useful with younger groups in KS3.
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