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Music and Year6

Discussion in 'Music' started by ROSIEGIRL, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Established commenter

    This term I have been given the task of teaching Music to our Year 6 classes. I'm not a music specialist and I can't sing very well either. We have a scheme of work (Music Express) but I am quite worried about the practical side of things. Both classes have some very lively/difficult children in and the behaviour generally isn't good.
    Any ideas or suggestions or advice about how to make the lessons enjoyable and not descend into chaos?
     
  2. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Established commenter

    This term I have been given the task of teaching Music to our Year 6 classes. I'm not a music specialist and I can't sing very well either. We have a scheme of work (Music Express) but I am quite worried about the practical side of things. Both classes have some very lively/difficult children in and the behaviour generally isn't good.
    Any ideas or suggestions or advice about how to make the lessons enjoyable and not descend into chaos?
     
  3. All I'd say is, choose and adapt the activities in MEx to suit your way of teaching. Don't necessarily try to do everything it suggests. In a lesson, start with a game type activity (pass the sound round the circle type thing), then main focus activity, with perhaps a bit of singing or listening of your choice to finish with and calm things down if necessary (I find an individual song sheet with pictures on it can be useful to focus attention where appropriate). Use visuals on Smartboard or posters when you can, for discussion, and add a few fun songs (there are lots of good CDs about - and singup.org is also great for songs) and music quizzes now and again. Also get the children up to sing their own songs to the class. I know that is very basic advice, but the main point is to keep things moving, lots of variety and things they enjoy, and choose material you understand and are comfortable with. Good luck. (After many years, I still don't always crack every lesson with a 'lively' Year 6 class...!!)
     
  4. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Established commenter

    Thank you Fran!
     
  5. cate50

    cate50 New commenter

    Guys PM me as to where you are in the country.
     
  6. Hi

    ..Try looking at this website www.interactuk.net...or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/PrimaryInteract this will support your music lessons...all the planning and resources are included in the modules,

    Good luck!

    Jeana
     
  7. FCarpenter

    FCarpenter New commenter

    You might find the KS2 one of these useful: www.franticproductions.co.uk/popup.cfm (If the link isn't there, please try plain www.franticproductions.co.uk as I have a new website coming shortly.)
     

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