Assessment Sheets can be downloaded from this section. Scroll down for explanations about the following assessment documents:
1. The ‘Crescendo’ Ladder
What is the Ladder?: The ladder explains the different skills that should be developed through the programme. Level 1 is the lowest, level 5 is the highest:
What is a Crescendo?: Crescendo is the Italian word for ‘growing’, and the musical term for ‘getting gradually louder’. This is what a crescendo symbol looks like:
Assessment by Topic: Each topic comes with it’s own ladder, which can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page and ‘downloading’ each ladder.
2. The Development Chart
This is a simple assessment sheet to help you track each child’s development throughout the pack. It uses a ‘traffic light’ colour code in order to make tracking simpler. You will need to download and print a sheet for each child (scroll to bottom of the page). You can either ‘tick’ boxes, or add a number from the ‘Crescendo Ladder’ (above).
3. Basic Questioning
The 3 sheets below consist of basic questions which the teacher can ask the class. These are simple and can be built on according to the levels of the children. There is 1 sheet for the story/songs, 1 for the instruments and 1 for the symbols. You will find examples of other, higher level questions as you explore the lesson content/activities throughout the programme.
Downloadable Sheets: (Make sure these pages are printed landscape!)
Downloadable Sheets: Crescendo ladders for each topic (topic one available for trial version):