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Secondary trained but have 3 primary classes next year!!!

Discussion in 'Music' started by jdavie41, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. jdavie41

    jdavie41 New commenter

    Hi everyone.

    I am the head of music at a high which has a primary attached. When my timetable was given to me I saw that I have 3 KS2 classes next year?

    Now I have hardly any experience in teaching primary but SLT have said that third is a money saving strategy. They basically want the primary school kids to use my equipment at the high school. However I don’t particularly want them to use them and the primary head has said she will not invest in getting any instruments.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for primary music resources or schemes that I could use.
  2. muso2

    muso2 Occasional commenter Community helper

    The luxury of teaching primary and actually having lots of resources and instruments is a rare one!
    Out of interest, why wouldn't you want them to use the high school resources?

    I'm secondary trained and did a year teaching primary last year. The school had music express, which I dipped in and out of, especially for ks1. For KS2, I mostly adapted units I had initially devised for ks3, incorporating much more singing (partly because of less instruments). And African drumming. I might not have done the same units if they were feeder schools though! There were also events like carol concerts and a musical which I supported by helping with practise in music lessons.
    Lots of primary schools have Charanga, an online music scheme of work. I didn't use it very much at all, but it was a big support for non-specialists.

    There's a Facebook group called Primary school music teachers, which you might find useful. And there are some things on tes resources which would create a great starting point for schemes of work too.

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