Video library

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Learning from mistakes

Less focussed on outcomes than process, this teacher believes that learning from mistakes helps to build resilience a...

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Peter & The Wolf. Pupil conductor

Pupils play chants on instruments conducted by a pupil.

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Peter & The Wolf. Performing chants.

Children, conducted by the teacher, perform chants as a whole class.

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Peter & The Wolf. Feedback: The Chara...

Children's groups feedback to class on chants they have created.

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Peter & The Wolf. Creating Characters

Inspired by the music, children create chants for each character.

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Peter & The Wolf. Instruments use

Linking instruments and characters.

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Performing rhythmic motifs: next steps

The teacher is to develop musical understanding based on one song.

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Performing rhythmic motifs: a reflection

A teacher reflects on embedding rhythm and pulse.

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Generating rhythmic motifs

Using food names, children improvise rhythms.

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Understanding Simple Devices

This teacher comments on the need for her Y7 class to understand how to use simple compositional devices.

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Composition: The Role of the Teacher

This teacher discusses the importance of her role in offering feedback, responding to ideas and encouraging students ...

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Differentiation by Outcome

Composition and creativity can lead to varying outcomes within the same task.

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Listening & Feedback 2

Listening to student compositions is, in itself, a critical skill for teachers to develop.

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Listening & Feedback 1

Listening to student compositions is, in itself, a critical skill for teachers to develop.

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Rhythmic Variation

In this group flute lesson, the girls explore some rhythmic variation to their piece.

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Restriction for Freedom

In this Y8 'arranging' lesson, the class teacher offers an 'arranger’s notepad' as a tool to help the groups structur...

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Simultaneous Learning

It is often difficult to separate out the component parts of musical learning.

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Whiteboards: Assessment for Learning

In this y8 classroom music lesson, the teacher encourages the class to map out ideas for arranging the song "Stand by...

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Behaviour Management

Music, as a subject based in sound, requires teachers to have strategies for managing behaviour including starting/st...

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Scaffolding Composition

The periodic direction from the class teacher helps to scaffold this composition lesson so that the class are focused...

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Assessing a Creative Process

The current lead Ofsted HMI for Music, Robin Hammerton writes: "Firstly, pupils’ progress in creating and understandi...

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Technology & Composition

This teacher utilises the capabilities of Logic for this Y8 composition lesson.

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Listening & The Teacher's Role

This teacher is actively involved in the listening activity. Clear questions have been articulated before the example...

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Plenary for Self-Assessment

The plenary in this Year 9 lesson encourages the students to assess themselves in 2 clear areas.

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Peer Learning Y9

After working in groups, this Year 9 group return mid lesson to explain the reasoning behind their musical choices.