ArtForms are delighted to announce this year’s digital offer from Leeds Music Education Partnership (LMEP) where schools can choose one of three digital platforms to support the delivery of their Music curriculum.
As per last year, schools have a choice between membership to Sing Up, or a licence for either Charanga or Sparkyard from Out of the Ark. Each Leeds primary school is entitled to one of the three platforms, fully subsidised by LMEP for the 2023-24 academic year. Here is a summary of what each platform offers:
- Charanga membership provides a vast library of resources, songs, instrumental courses and creative apps.
- These include two, week by week schemes for each primary year group, for a full year. Their latest scheme is informed by the Model Music Curriculum.
- The schemes come with lesson plans showing clear progression and interactive resources for every lesson.
- This platform provides the resources and support to enable non-specialist teachers to deliver Music lessons independently.
2) Sing Up!
- Sing Up has an extensive catalogue of established and commercially successful songs expertly arranged for young voices.
- The songs come with high quality backing and performance tracks as well as sheet music and an interactive white board mode.
- Membership gives you access to all their songs as well as teaching resources and support materials including their new Sing Up Music Units for every year group.
- This is not only excellent for teaching but also to provide material and accompaniment for singing assemblies.
- The breadth of the Sing Up catalogue is a real selling point.
3) Sparkyard – Out of the Ark
- Out of the Ark write their own excellent songs specifically for schools.
- Their catalogue includes bespoke songs for all areas of the curriculum, and for assemblies and school productions.
- The new platform includes an innovative, skills-based music curriculum, that is flexible and easy to deliver from Reception right up to Yr 6.
- Sparkyard lesson plans include: simple, easy-to-follow steps, fabulous songs, assessment suggestions, listening examples from a diverse range of genres and musical periods, demonstration videos and audio clips, glossary and list of key vocabulary, coverage of the inter-related dimensions of music and National Curriculum requirements, printable resources for download.
Each of these three packages have something different to offer to support schools.
To order the platform you wish to use for the next academic year please email LMEP.ArtForms@leeds.gov.uk by Friday 21st July 2023.
We have a finite number of licences for each platform and they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Requests made after 21st July will be considered depending on availability.