Category Archives: Class Teaching

24/60 Using “this” to teach “that”

I’m currently teaching a whole class year 3 classical guitar group. https://makemusiceveryday.com/category/social-learning/ That’s 30 children, sitting on chairs in three rows in the school hall, each encumbered by what looks like a guitar the size of a baby whale balanced … Continue reading

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19/60 Wobbly Chicken warm up

Click on the chicken to make it wobble….. I have led two singing assemblies now. The first one got off to a great start using the 5 second shower¬†. The second was started by another teacher, who was going to … Continue reading

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18/60 The five second shower

  Here’s a physical warm-up we learned on our training day last week;   The Five Second Shower hold a pretend bar of soap in on hand, and rub your hands together as though you are making a¬†lather while you … Continue reading

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17/60 March to the Beat

I learned this activity at a training day earlier this week, and have been trying it out yesterday – three times! With year 1 (just 5 of them, as reception had already gone home), a year 3 and 4 class, … Continue reading

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15/60 Free Song Source

Some time ago I came across this site; www.vocalunion.org.uk I’ve copied and pasted this from the home page which explains who they are and what they are about:   This website was initially created to provide resources for the Vocal … Continue reading

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13/60 New Term, New Start, New Post

I vaguely remember stating that I would attempt to do 60 posts this year – but I appear to have had an unintended Music Jungle sabbatical for several months. Right – let’s do some sums; there are seventeen weeks left … Continue reading

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2017/10 Ocarina problems

I’m teaching a year 3 /4 class the ocarina this coming term. What could go wrong? Here’s the excellent tutor book that came with the ocarinas; which I have used with great success all last year. Ah, now you may … Continue reading

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2017/7 Beethoven’s Fifth for Ocarinas

Last term I achieved a long-held ambition. When I stumbled across an arrangement of the themes from the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony for ocarinas I simply burst into laughter. Then I decided that it was something that HAD … Continue reading

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