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Langar Church of England Primary School


Charanga Progression

Charanga Skills and Knowldege

Breadth of Study


Controlling sounds through singing.


Sing songs in ensemble following the tune (melody) well.

Perform songs to an audience.

Controlling sounds by playing


Follow instructions on how and when to sing/play an instrument.

Develop awareness of pitch by identifying higher and lower notes.

Creating and developing musical ideas (composing)


Carefully choose sounds to achieve an effect (including use of ICT).

Order sounds to create an effect (structure- beginnings/endings).

Create short musical patterns. Create sequences of long and short sounds- rhythmic patterns (duration).

Control playing instruments so they sound as they should. Use pitch changes to communicate an idea.

Start to compose with two or three notes

Responding and reviewing (appraising)

Identify the pulse in music.

Recognise changes in timbre (sound quality- smooth, crisp, scratchy, rattling, tinkling etc.), dynamics (loud and quiet), tempo (fast and slow) and pitch (high and low).

Start to recognise and name instruments.

Listening and applying knowledge and understanding

Listen carefully and recall short rhythmic and melodic patterns.

Use changes in dynamics, timbre and pitch to organise music.

Change sounds to suit a situation.

Make own sounds and symbols to make and record music.

Start to look at basic formal notation- play by ear first.

Know music can be played or listened to for a variety of purposes (in history/ different cultures).

Recorder Ensemble

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Rigadoon - glockenspiel

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Glockenspiel performance

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Year 2 child playing 'Drive'

Performance of Mamma Mia

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