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Characteristics of Effective Learning

This teacher talks about the characteristics, playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critic...

Assessing for next steps in learning

An Early Years teacher defines learning outcomes.

Vocal Starters. 'Give Me Five' commentary

Vocal specialist explains rationale behind 'Give Me 5' vocal starter.

Vocal Starters. 'Give Me Five'

Children respond to teacher actions like 'Give Me 5', Give Me 10, Low 10...

Vocal Starters. 'Have you brought' commentary

Vocal specialist explains the rationale behind 'Have you brought your voice?

Peter & The Wolf. Pupil conductor

Pupils play chants on instruments conducted by a pupil.

Peter & The Wolf. Performing chants.

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

Peter & The Wolf. Feedback: The Characters

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

Peter & The Wolf. Creating Characters

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

Peter & The Wolf. Instruments use

Linking instruments and characters.

Performing rhythmic motifs: next steps

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

Performing rhythmic motifs: a reflection

A teacher reflects on embedding rhythm and pulse.

Performing rhythmic motifs

Chime bars are used to perform rhythms created from food names.

Generating rhythmic motifs

Using food names, children improvise rhythms.

Differentiation by Outcome

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

Listening & Feedback 2

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

Listening & Feedback 1

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

Rhythmic Variation

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

Developing Breathing Creatively

In this group flute lesson, the teacher uses a prop to develop the breathing.

Peer Assessment

In this y8 arranging lesson, the groups engage in peer assessment.

Restriction for Freedom

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

Simultaneous Learning

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

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...

Behaviour Management

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

Scaffolding Composition

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