Practise Charts

Practise charts are REALLY useful!

Not only can they:
i) Help you remember what was said in the lesson
ii) Keep track of what you practise to make sure you cover everything well over a week or a month
iii) Help your child see how many things they need to practise and get a sense of how many things there are to do each day

…but also, I can ask for the chart at the beginning of next lesson and then see at a glance whether practise is going well (without having to ask directly) and see in detail what I did last lesson so I can follow up on it. This is REALLY IMPORTANT for lessons to be effective, for students to feel they are progressing and so that they know the work that they do at home really matters.

So please bring files with charts in to each lesson.

Here are the charts and I have left them as .docx so you can edit them to suit:

Blank practise chart

BOOK 1 – 1st half of Book 1     Book 1 review chart  ()

BOOK 2 – 1st half of Bk 2    Bk 2 review chart

BOOK 3 – Bk 3 review chart

Here is an example of a practise chart that has been filled in.   Notes are written in pencil so they can be rubbed out if the teacher changes the exercises.  You can also write extra notes/exercises on a post-it note to add to it.  This chart is useful for having an overview of many pieces over several weeks.  (Taking photos or videos is also a fantastic aid for memory).

I then use coloured, see-through post-its over the top of any important things that must be done every day.   These can be moved.

My children like to put ticks if they are played once, a smiley face for if they’ve improved something or a star if it was brilliant or a flower if it was beautiful. Be creative!

practise chart example filled in