Scheme: Scope and Sequence

A step-by-step approach to teaching music in your school

Musical School’s Original Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lessons for each year group in the school, from ages 5–11.

Used by over 70,000 specialist and non-specialist teachers globally, the Scheme provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression and exciting whiteboard resources for every lesson.

Musical School Learning

The learning within our Original Scheme is based on:

  • Listening and Appraising
  • Musical Activities — creating and exploring
  • Singing, Playing Instruments and Performing

Everything is clearly and simply explained, and the planning support is extensive.

Interactive Teaching Resources

Because the programme’s on-screen resources are so visual, and everything is at your fingertips, each lesson is full of music and the children enjoy every moment.

Musical School Assessment

We’ve looked at all the great thinking that has been done on assessment and created an easy-to-use framework that’s perfectly suited for both music specialists and non-musicians.

In essence, there are three aspects to the assessment:

  • Descriptors for the expected musical learning against which to assess
  • One-page lesson plans with the facility for you to formatively (continuously) assess
  • A digital evidence storage facility to help you build a musical profile for classes and individuals

Regular updates

We constantly seek to improve what we do in response to the feedback we receive from teachers. Among other things, we regularly refresh the Musical School Scheme, adding more progressive Listening & Appraising and Musical Activities to give you more variety and to challenge students of all ages. Everything is designed to give you flexibility when you need it most and to help you plan for the academic year ahead.

New units are published throughout the year to inspire and to keep children engaged. Visit our website, sign up to our newsletter or follow us on social media to be the first to hear about all of the latest additions.

“Charanga is absolutely fantastic. I use the rhythm grids as a starter activity in all my classes. The pupils’ understanding of rhythm and the accuracy with which they perform has really improved.”

Yvette Cooper, Music Teacher

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