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Discussion in 'Music' started by sparklepig2002, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    We have signed up for a 30 day trial for Charangra music. Has anyone any experience of the site/scheme. Would you recommend it? We currently use Music Express. How does it compare? Many thanks in advance.
  2. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Oops-sorry. Typo in the tread title.
  3. TreesK

    TreesK New commenter

    I'm just looking at Charanga. How have you found it Sparklepig?
  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Hello Treesk, like most music schemes there are good parts and not so good parts. I only teach ks1 and eyfs.I didn't like the reception section as I felt it was too prescriptive. I currently plan my music lessons with reception weekly to fit in with whatever topic the children are doing in class. I didn't really look at the ks2 sections in detail as another teacher is responsible for ks2 music.She seemed impressed with the content.The assessments are useful.Also, it is totally dependent on your white boards and computers working reliably -which is not always the case. We didn't sign up for it in the end,but have not written it off completely. We are still looking for a good scheme as we don't like the updated Music Express.
  5. bevriv

    bevriv New commenter

    Charanga is brilliant! So much in the way of resources for non-specialists and fun music to sing to!
  6. nical73

    nical73 Occasional commenter

    I like Charanga but agree relies in interactive whiteboards working and of course internet. I love the year 6 section, especially the rock section.
    We use a mixture of Sing up and Charanga.

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