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KS1 Music

Discussion in 'Primary' started by GARDEN24, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. GARDEN24

    GARDEN24 New commenter

    Can you tell me what you use/recommend as a music scheme for KS1 please or do you think it is not necessary to use one as the NC objectives are quite uncomplicated? Thank you.
  2. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Most schools I know of use Charanga.
  3. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    I have created my own. I’m a bit of a magpie and if I find a good idea which works, I use it. The Kodaly approach is brilliant for excellent musicianship training and the Jolly Music scheme draws from this approach. I blend it in with a variety of activities but you can follow its highly structured approach lesson by lesson if you wish.

    The focus should be encouraging enthusiasm for Music, making it fun with games and activities, laying strong foundations in being able to keep a steady pulse/beat, echo a rhythm and doing lots of (unaccompanied) singing.
    digoryvenn likes this.
  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    We used Music Express. Like most schemes, it was OK in parts. I supplemented it with a lot of my own ideas.
  5. nical73

    nical73 Occasional commenter

    Sing Up is brilliant
  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I'll second SingUp too.
  7. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    Sing Up was very useful when you could download individual songs - before its funding was cut. I understand it’s now only available by subscription, which is sad.
    sparklepig2002 likes this.
  8. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Yes you have to pay, but for what you get, it's well worth it.It is very different from when it first started. Loads of songs, backing tracks, sheet music, teaching tracks, white board words on screen, teaching notes, activities for special needs children, assembly plans, topic plans, teaching videos, training courses, monthly magazine, discussion articles, whole school scheme.
  9. GARDEN24

    GARDEN24 New commenter

    Thank you all for your opinions and advice.
  10. GARDEN24

    GARDEN24 New commenter

    I like the child centred approach that Jolly Music seems to offer according to it's website. Is it cheeky to ask for a small snapshot of a lesson to give me a further insight into what it offers PLEASE? Thank you.
  11. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    @GARDEN24 I’ll see what I can do for you when I get back from my weekend away :)
    GARDEN24 likes this.
  12. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    I sent you a message/conversation @GARDEN24 - hope you received it OK.
  13. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    My KS1 would have been 1960 to 64. My parents listened to desert island discs and Gilbert & sullivan. I had no interest in popular music and contented myself with London Bridge is falling down and playing a triangle / coconut shells. I never got to grips with playing an instrument (violin /trumpet in KS3) but did sing solo on the school record (1971). I think people either enjoy listening (95%) or have an urge to do it (5%) but I am not sure you can inspire listeners to become players. I ended up loving Telstar, Norwegian Wood, Pomp & Circumstance, Bohemian Rhapsody, Unchained Melody, 21st Century Schizoid man and Happy so ....

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