Music: Teacher Skills

Develop subject knowledge and deliver lessons with confidence. Over a hundred lesson plans and teacher videos demonstrating lesson activities for KS1 & 2. Features a wide-genre of music. Many cross-curricular links

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Composing and Improvising (KS1)

At KS1, pupils experiment with sound - creating, selecting and combining sounds in preparation for composing and improvising in KS2

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Composing and Improvising (LKS2)

Children move on from exploring sounds in KS1, towards making music, working on the structural aspects of composing and improvising

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Composing and Improvising (UKS2)

Having mastered the basics of creating music, children learn to include the interrelated dimensions of music to create a particular effect and compose across variety of music genres

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Dynamics (all key stages)

Explore the meaning of dynamics, including the Italian terms to describe the louds and softs of music, and ideas for lesson starters

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Notation (KS1)

Notation is not a requirement at KS1 but using ‘graphic scores’ to represent musical ideas as a sequence of pictorial symbols will prepare children for the more formal notation work at KS2

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Percussion Instruments (all key stages)

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Pitch (all key stages)

Explore how pitch refers to how high or low a note is and clarify the difference between this and dynamics (volume)

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Pulse and Rhythm (all key stages)

Help children to identify the difference between pulse and rhythm within music

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Singing (KS1)

Learn how to teach singing with confidence using a combination of ‘copyback’ and ‘patterning’ techniques to develop an enjoyment of singing in your pupils

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Singing (LKS2)

At LKS2 you may experience a reluctance to sing from some children, follow these tips to get your pupils to 'pitch-match' and sing confidently

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Tuned and Untuned Instruments (all key stages)

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Tempo (all key stages)

Described as the number of sections within a piece of music, an understanding of structure will ensure you can help your class create a piece of music which is more than one long line of notes

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Structure (all key stages)

Learn how tempo - the speed of the music - can change within a piece of music, and the terminology to describe different tempi

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Singing (UKS2)

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