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Engaging all children in their learning

Mick Waters on successful schools and school improvement.

Learning from mistakes

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

Governors, finance and music service provision

Governors appreciate what children achieve and are prepared to finance.

Context for working with a music service

Providing opportunities to learn music and visit professional music concerts.

Liaison between music lead and visiting teachers

Half termly, the music lead should meet with visiting teachers evolving plans

Music hubs and their wider offer

Engaging with a music hub enables music opportunities in & beyond school

Music, an opportunity for all.

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

Music provision and logistics

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

Music provision and primary school finance

The financial implication especially as class teachers join in.

Headteachers and music services

Effective specialists enrich provision, heads should monitor delivery.

Future for music in primary schools

Identifying Music as a central part of the curriculum.

Music service input assists the gifted and talented

Identifying those with an aptitude and providing suitable support.

Music service input to educate the whole child

Music benefits diverse needs, those vulnerable and low with self-esteem.

Music service input creating wider opportunities

Promoting opportunities to perform in school and beyond.

Learning brass instruments, transferrable skills

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

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

EYFS: Commentary

Teacher reflection on first steps in EYFS music.

Vocal Starters. 'Three Bears' Commentary.

Vocal specialist explains this song can be taught effectively to all ages.

Vocal Starters. 'Old King Kong' commentary

Vocal specialist explains rationale behind using this expressive song

Vocal Starters. 'My Name is Joe' commentary

Vocal specialist explains rationale behind this kinaesthetic vocal starter.

A vocal specialist on teaching vocal starters

Vocal specialist makes the case for teaching vocal starters.

Vocal Starters. 'Give Me Five' commentary

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

Vocal Starters. 'Have you brought' commentary

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

Peter & The Wolf. Planning

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