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Cover work suggestions - non practical

Discussion in 'Music' started by pauljoecoe, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. pauljoecoe

    pauljoecoe Occasional commenter


    Can anyone suggest some good coverwork worksheets. they need to be totally written, self explanatory so that students can be supervised by non specialists with the emphasis on 'supervision'!!

    It's all part of our new 'study supervision area' to cut costs on supply teachers.

    I don't mind spending a bit of money to save me the hard work of writing resources.

    KS3 and KS4
  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

  3. pauljoecoe

    pauljoecoe Occasional commenter

    cheers for that. May aswell give it a go for £40. Concerns me that it refers to you tube for listening activities. The only resources available to the kids will be pen, paper and a desk to write on:(
  4. scbdelaval

    scbdelaval New commenter

    I have recently signed up to the Music Contexts site, which has schemes of work and resources for Music at KS 2 and 3. It has some good cover worksheets to go with each topic, but some would work as general resources too. Many are self-explanatory - reading information about a topic and answering questions, etc.
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  5. musikteech

    musikteech Occasional commenter

    Why do you want to stop the students doing their practical lessons just cos it's a non specialist? Just write instructions for the non specialist so that the students can carry on with their practical lessons. Otherwise, it's a waste of time doing boring worksheets.
  6. muso2

    muso2 Established commenter Community helper

    In general, I would entirely agree. However, the OP says cover lessons will be in a 'study supervision area', presumably with no access to musical equipment. If this has to be the case (which I'd try to oppose for music), then if there is access to computers, I would suggest research and creating a presentation related to current units if work, with possible starters on a music theory website such as www.music theory.net - making cover work as relevant as possible makes it seem more purposeful for students, and less if a battle for cover supervisors. A few backup worksheets for occasions when you are really not able to prepare something relevant would then be enough.
  7. tanbur

    tanbur New commenter

    Have you looked at Tanbur Music Education Links? I found that students sometimes used the Internet in the classroom, but the results were usually very unproductive. So I set up this website. Every link / page involves listening, so headphones are essential.

    The website can very occasionally be used for cover lessons. Book a suite of computers along with headphones for each student. The teacher taking the lesson must prepare for the lesson(s) by being thoroughly familiar with all pages and links. This knowledge will be necessary when a student drifts away from the starter website or clicks a video that is blocked by the inevitable 'educational filter'.

    If any music teacher(s) have ideas for future development of the Tanbur website, please contact me.

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