Video library

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Knowing where they are going

Patricia Broadfoot discusses the importance of setting learning objectives.

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Assessing for next steps in learning

An Early Years teacher defines learning outcomes.

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Seeing the whole child as a learner

Why don't we assess across a broad curriculum and acknowledge that learning is complex and uneven?

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Continuity in children's learning - l...

What is the starting point in planning learning?

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OFSTED, the 2019 framework and music

Opportunities are offered by the framework to include music in your intent.

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Music, an opportunity for all.

Music makes a difference to children and a bridge to parents.

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Music provision and logistics

Visiting music teachers need a place to work and instrument storage.

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Music provision and primary school fi...

The financial implication especially as class teachers join in.

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Headteachers and music services

Effective specialists enrich provision, heads should monitor delivery.

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Y4 brass lesson reflections from teac...

A specialist visiting teacher on a lesson for brass novices

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Y4 sing 'Three Little Birds' for dyna...

Singing at end of brass lesson to internalise piano and forte.

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Y4 whole class brass, warm up

Using Charanga, class warm-up buzz, put their mouthpiece in play.

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Y4 whole class brass, set up

Set up and introduction establishes clear expectations and routines.

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EYFS: Commentary

Teacher reflection on first steps in EYFS music.

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EYFS: The Name Game

Children respond to the name song, singing their own name to the backing.

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EYFS: Nursery rhymes & actions

I'm a little teapot and the 'ABC' song, pulse and actions.

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EYFS: Finding the pulse

Listening for a heartbeat/pulse, Reception play along on woodblocks.

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Vocal Starters. 'Old King Kong' comme...

Vocal specialist explains rationale behind using this expressive song

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Vocal Starters. Loosen up and begin.

Vocal specialist shows how to start a vocal session.

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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. Feedback: The Chara...

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

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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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Performance concentrating on rhythm

Using a simple tune and lyric, children explore tempo and feel pulse.