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Yr 5 Treasure Island

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lynnimos, May 27, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I have a job interview and I have to teach yr 5 for half hour on theme of 'treasure Island' not necesarily linked to the book. Any ideas would be appreciated as I currently teach early years and don't want to come over to 'babyish'. Thanx
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Do you have a free choice of subject?
    If so, choose your subject and then think of what you want the children to learn. For example it could be a literacy lesson using a story as a starter, or a Maths lesson using co-ordinates to locate treasure. There are many ways Treasure Island as an idea could be used. You need to narrow it down to more a specific objective.

     
  3. Thanx, yes do have free choice of subject, the lesson is only for half hour so am a bit worried about fitting things in. Was thinking of possibly an island sound scape, but not sure if this will work, like the idea of co-ordinates.
     
  4. What would your objective be for this? Start with that, sketch out your plan, you'll soon have an idea whether it will work or not.
    I would say that it is probable that others will use the coordinates idea for Treasure Island so a sound scape might stand out. Just make sure that it stands out for the right reasons!
    Good luck
     
  5. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Think about Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. In the music there is a Promenade which takes the viewer from one picture to the next.
    Make a musical journey around the island.
    Use the performing and compsing skills sections of the NC for your objectives.
    You could have a map of your Treasure Island with points of interest eg. a waterfall, an interesting bird or animal, a tribal group, an old building, a beach and of course a treasure chest.
    Each group has to produce a sound picture of their given point of interest.
    A linking piece (Promenade) should be given to one group or agreed by the whole class - it could be a very simple rhythm.
    Allow time for them to create their piece. You could have a picture stimulus ready to give each group.
    Perform your Island Muisc with each group in turn, using the linking music to move from one group to the next, finishing with the treasure chest.
    A further development would be for the children to produce graphic scores, but you won't have time for this in half an hour.
    There is this very good site for explaining graphic scores: http://www.mtrs.co.uk/graphic.htm
    Hope this helps. Good luck with the interview.
     
  6. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Music
     
  7. Wow, how petty are you!
     
  8. Thanx really helps, had a few ideas for groups but am liking the idea of making it a story and each group doing something different. Really appreciate the help! [​IMG]
     

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