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Developing Confidence in Music Key Stage 2
Music Improvisation and Composition in the Key Stage Classroom
Developing Confidence in Music Key Stage 1
9 hours of specialist vocal tuition across three terms supporting three strands of school learning.The Music Service seeks to respond to the needs of schools by subsidising a vocal strategy, which addresses more than music in its aims and aspirations. We have commissioned Ex Cathedra, our vocal strategy partner, to develop a new set of resources and a flexible approach to delivery, that will connect to other key areas of learning and school ethos through song.
Singing Connections—How will it work?
- Your school will choose one year group to develop from either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.
- Ex Cathedra will send a specialist vocal teacher each term, for a half day, to work with this class, or with the year group, to sing songs that devel-op literacy, numeracy and songs that support the locally agreed syllabus for RE (SMSC/tolerance and values).
- Your school can decide on an approach that best meets your school needs – one hour on each topic or 3 hours of intense work on one related area of learning.
- Ex Cathedra will manage all visits to your school and provide contact details for your visiting teacher to discuss your needs.
- A resource pack (with audio assistance) will be provided so that school staff can work with children in between termly sessions.
Forthcoming Concerts: Invitation to Teachers
Area Gala Concerts
Instrumental/Vocal Teaching & Specialist Support
Weekly Support: Curriculum
- Deliver the primary music curriculum with a vocal focus on developing musical skills among pupils.
- Work alongside teachers in the classroom and liaise with music co-coordinators in long and medium-term planning.
- Offer a variety of opportunities for children to take part in music projects in the city.
- Assist schools with developing their application of the Charanga Musical School digital resource software.
- Work alongside class teachers in their class developing vocal skills.
- Train choirs.
£25 per hour
- Music learning widens horizons. Heads, teachers and pupils all spoke of gratification, pleasure and worthwhileness which they obtained from these sessions
- Pupils enjoy it
- WCIT has impact in schools
- WCIT learning is widely appreciated by parents and their involvement with school performances was widely reported
- It is particularly significant that the less able have easily kept pace with their classmates
- There has been a significant positive impact on the ethos and cohesion of all classes involved leading to improved teamwork and co-operation
- There has been a marked improvement in children’s personal organisational skills. This positive impact has transferred to other aspects of pupils’ school work and learning
- Parents have been extremely supportive and this programme has the potential to draw whole families from across the school community into the learning process