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Developing skills in teaching Primary Music

Discussion in 'Primary' started by tamazin_hayler, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. tamazin_hayler

    tamazin_hayler New commenter

    Hello everyone :) I was wondering if there is anyone currently teaching Primary Music as a specialist subject like myself? It would be great to find someone who I can share ideas with and learn from. I currently teach in an International school in Portugal, but with the British Cambridge curriculum. For Music, I am left to my own devices to create schemes of work and inspire students in Music. It would be great to have some support, as I work on my own as the only Music teacher at my school. Please, if anyone out there, has some time to share resources or ideas, I would very much appreciate it. I will try to do my best to offer any help that I can too. Thank-you! Tamazin
  2. TheIrishTeacher

    TheIrishTeacher New commenter


    I’m not a music teacher, but I do teach music to my primary school class. I’ve found the site ‘dabbledoo Music’ invaluable to my music teaching. (I’ll link it below)


    Children are more engaged, interested and involved in music lessons. It’s an interactive program.

    It is expensive, but if your school have a budget for these kind of resources, I’d definitely look in to it.

    Lastly, they have a free trial for the month of Jan, so have a little look and see if it’s something that might help.

    Hope that was helpful.
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  3. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I'm was a primary music specialist. I'll help if I can. If there's anything specific you need help with, just ask. What age range do you teach? Reception through to year6?
    By the way, if you are posting under your real name if might be an idea to change it so you can't be identified. You can then discuss things more freely. :)
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
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  4. tamazin_hayler

    tamazin_hayler New commenter

    Thank you so much! This was really helpful and am going to approach my school about the budget and check out the free trial if still available now. Thanks again.
  5. tamazin_hayler

    tamazin_hayler New commenter

    Hi and thank you for replying and the advice about changing my name. Yes, I teach year 1 through to year 6. I just wanted to know if there were any particular strategies and games that motivate and really engage students at different stages. It would be nice to know what materials or ideas other teachers have as I am completely on my own and unable to bounce ideas off anyone. :)
  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

  7. tamazin_hayler

    tamazin_hayler New commenter

    Thank you and sorry to be clueless, but how can I view conversations? I have tried to find but can't seem to locate them.
  8. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    @tamazin_hayler Click on your avatar in the dark blue bar right at the top of the page. There is a menu including one saying "conversations".

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