Music Partnership North would like to invite you to our forthcoming primary network day on the 3rd April. The purpose of the day is to provide you with new ideas and resources to inspire you and support the delivery of a high quality music curriculum within our region.
Attendees last year said that the day was “informative, lively and professional. It gave me time to think and was full of inspirational and fun ideas to take back to the classroom.”
We will once again be delivering a varied interactive day starting off with a live performance from students. The cost for the day is £45 per delegate which includes lunch and resources. Places are limited so please follow this LINK and book early! Venue: East Bedlington Community Centre, 16 & 17 Station Road Bedlington NE22 7JW
The day will include:
What does progression look like in your school?
Find out about the Bedlington to Ashington Building Brass project and how this creates a progression route for all students after their whole class first access tuition. There are many ways you can support your students to access music and this is one example. Whitley Memorial mini brass band is an integral part of the school and community and is embedded into daily life, helping to create a positive, inclusive and creative ethos. Presented by Sally Hobson, Headteacher, Whitley Memorial First School, Steph Brown, MPN instrumental tutor and the students from the mini brass band.
You can deliver singing CPD in your school
Following feedback from last year’s Primary Network day we are working in conjunction with Sing Up to create a session that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to train your colleagues to help deliver singing across the whole of your school (train the trainer). This practical Sing Up session, full of take away ideas, is ideal for anyone working with 4- to 11-year olds. We’ll look at ways of increasing staff confidence relating to singing and teaching a song and ways of encouraging other staff to get involved. We’ll explore a range of techniques and guidance on how to sing through the school day, including; transitions, topics and assemblies. You’ll leave with ideas and tips to use tomorrow, so come ready to sing, move and be inspired.
GarageBand for all abilities
This will be a hands on workshop aimed at all abilities. CoMusica, Sage Gateshead, will be delivering this session focusing on GarageBand as a tool to create digital music in the classroom. This programme can seem quite intimidating to begin with but it has a lot of powerful features and tools that once you have experimented with can help you be creative in your lessons. If you have your own ipad please bring it along with you, some will be available on the day.
Kodály in the Curriculum
Kodály’s approach to music education is based on teaching, learning and understanding music through the experience of singing, giving direct access to the world of music without the technical problems learning to play a specific instrument. This session will focus on how you can integrate Kodály into your curriculum involving standard classroom instruments.