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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Music Standardisation

The table below shows examples of work meeting Age-Related Expectations (ARE) and Greater Depth Standard (GDS) to support teachers when assessing pupils' work for each unit.

This project is work in progress and will develop over the next few years.

Standardised Work

3 Sorcerer's Apprentice and the Orchestra


Matching simple sounds with pictures



Precise sound selection, clear rehearsal, simple melody

3 Animal Magic

Simple theme


Both hands - use of Italian terms in planning

3 Roll Over Beethoven





3 Rhythm & Ostinato        
3 The Moldau 



Very detailed!

3 Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Games        
3 In the hall of the Mountain King         
4 Wonderful Williams        
4 Witches and Wizards




4 What an Enigma!        
4 Chinese Dragons




4 Stomp



Incorporating polyrhythm and body percussion - reading and interpreting notated rhythms

4 Sea Shanties


4 Traditional Singing and Skipping Songs        
4 Music from India 


5 Lost in space         
5 Graphic Scores         
5 Mayan Music




5 Folk Songs

Choreographing our own folk dance

5 Music for a Planet Earth Documentary        
5 Patriotic Songs        
5 Dance and Pop Music         
6 Music for Stage and Film        
6 Egyptian Music        
6 The 60's and iconic Riffs         
6 The Lark Ascending        
6 It's a Rap         
6 World Beats