Primary Music Toolkit
By Dr Alison Daubney
The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has commissioned this toolkit to help primary school teachers better understand what music teaching is and how it can be utilised even more to bring the primary curriculum to life.
This practical toolkit will help primary teachers to spread the magic of music through their inspiring curriculum and to permeate the cultural fabric of their schools.
The Primary Music Toolkit is the winner of the 2019 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence in Primary/Early Years music.
- 2Creating a singing community
- 3Singing – a crucial tool for musical learning
- 4Singing as a fundamental part of the composing process
- 5Singing as a way to help us to read and write musical notation
- 6Singing – it’s not just about the voice!
- 7Room layout
- 8Warm ups – what are they and what are they for?
- 9Teaching a song – getting it started
- 10Choosing repertoire
- 11Finding repertoire
- 2Establishing routines
- 3 Getting instruments out and putting them away
- 4 Productive use of the time
- 5 Sequencing instructions
- 6Classroom layout
- 7 What are musical instruments?
- 8What instruments might you have and need?
- 9Using instruments - where to start
- 10Starting with a framework
- 12Whole class instrumental and vocal tuition
- 13Linking learning to the local community
- 15Useful resources
- 2Unpacking the terminology
- 3Modelling creative behaviours
- 6Encouraging creative exploration
- 7Ways to promote creativity in the music classroom
- 8Musical starting points
- 9Musical building blocks
- 10What might children's own music sound like?
- 11Keeping a record
- 12Summing up
- 13Signposting to ideas and resources
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