Monthly Archives: June 2014

Issue 132: Welcome to The Jungle

Once again, spammers pushed the site over the bandwidth allowance a few days before the end of the month. So I apologise if you were trying to access The Jungle at the end of May – and unfortunately there wasn’t … Continue reading

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Issue 132: Music Writing

I came across this article recently: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?referrer= I was fascinated to read how important handwriting appears to be for children as part of¬†process of learning to read. I’ve always felt that writing music notation is a really helpful way of … Continue reading

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Issue 132: Minibeast Mayhem

I bought a set of resources for rhythm teaching in a sale at a bookshop recently – the best ¬£2.50 I have spent in a long time. It consisted of a set of press-out pictures of ladybirds, worms, butterflies, spiders, … Continue reading

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Issue 132: Rondo form – the easy way

I spent a hugely enjoyable 45 minutes with a year 5 and 6 class teaching rondo form. We usually do samba as our main activity, but this lesson had to take place in the class room as the hall was … Continue reading

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