Category Archives: Class Teaching

33/60 Ballet with year 1 and 2 – next lesson

A few weeks ago I posted on this topic; what happened was that I thought I would be teaching in the hall (no IT, no big screen, just me, the children, instruments and my music system) when I was “bounced” … Continue reading

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32/60 The Elevator Song

  This is a song to teach by rote; at the end of it you sing up the scale 1 2 3 4 5, and back down 5 4 3 2 1. Once this is secure, you can then choose … Continue reading

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31/60 Hoovering and Swooping

  When the children in the choir slide between every note in the song… It is quite hard to break them of this horrible habit. Every time there is a leap between two notes they slither from one to the … Continue reading

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28/60 Watching Ballet with Year 1 and 2

One of the many, many, sudden changes to my lesson timetabling was occasioned by a clash between gymnastics with year 5 and 6 in the hall, and my year 1 and 2 lesson in the hall. Well, music can be … Continue reading

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26/60 Curriculum from Civitas

I discovered this free download via tracking through a long series of teaching blogs – you know how it is – one thing leads to another…. There is this series of books, one for every Primary School year; which lead … Continue reading

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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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