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Learning brass instruments, transferrable skills

KS2 sometimes change instruments as skills evolve. This is encouraged.

Y5 managing progress with practice diaries

Completing a successful lesson, diaries are filled in.

Y5 introduction emphasising reading music

Using a simple tune, these young players concentrate on reading the music.

Y5 trombone warm up and breathing

Warm up, mouthpiece and playing two notes to start a lesson.

Staves and instrument management in KS2

Revising notation finger game manages distribution of instruments in year 5.

Learning brass instruments in KS2.

Whole class teaching to take first steps with a brass instrument.

Y4 brass lesson reflections from teacher.

A specialist visiting teacher on a lesson for brass novices

Y4 sing 'Three Little Birds' for dynamic plenary

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

Y4 whole class brass develop their performance of 'Call Me'

Managing a mini plenary, homework and packing instruments away.

Y4 whole class brass, exploring different dynamics

Playing 'piano' and 'forte'. Crescendo is played too.

Y4 whole class brass, video explains loud and soft

Looking at loud and quiet, long and short notes.

Y4 whole class brass, warm up

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

Y4 whole class brass, set up

Set up and introduction establishes clear expectations and routines.

EYFS: Commentary

Teacher reflection on first steps in EYFS music.

EYFS: The Name Game

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

EYFS: Nursery rhymes & actions

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

EYFS: Finding the pulse

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

Vocal Starters. 'Three Bears' complete song.

Forensic look at the detail of teaching a role song.

Vocal Starters. 'Old King Kong'

Encouraging participation requiring strong vocal line from children.

Vocal Starters. 'My Name is Joe'

Listening and joining in to a catch-on song with increasing complexity.

Vocal Starters. Loosen up and begin.

Vocal specialist shows how to start a vocal session.

Vocal Starters. 'Give Me Five'

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

Vocal Starters. Have you brought your voice?

Children are encouraged to respond to a question in contrasting voices.

Peter & The Wolf. Pupil conductor

Pupils play chants on instruments conducted by a pupil.

Peter & The Wolf. Planning

The teacher explains the planning around a Y4 module on Peter & The Wolf.