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Hello everybody and happy new year!

 

My reception class were taken for a weekly music session with another teacher before christmas. This coincided with my release time and therefore I saw very little of the sessions. The school I work at does not follow a specific music syllabus/scheme and now Im rather stuck. I wondered if any of you might have any plans you could share. I'd like to try and continue the weekly session, but am not sure what to follow/how to progress/ideas etc.

 

Additionally I have the same problem for PE. The children have fee-flo sessions twice a day and much of their physical development is supposed to be encompassed within this. However, I have a hall time timetabled after christmas and I want to try and take advantage of this. Again, I have no specific programme/objectives to follow and would really appreciate any guidance/plans that any of you may be able to share.

 

Thanks in advance, any help much appreciated!

 

Emma :)

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I don't know if there would be any money avaliable (probably not knowing schools!) but for our music in nursery and reception we use a brilliant music scheme called "music express" published by A and C Black. It is full of ideas and even comes with CDs! There are other books in the series for years 1-6 as well.

 

I can't recommend highly enough the other A and C Black music books as well. For teaching specific music skills I would recommend "Bobby Shaftoe clap your hands" "Michael Finnegan tap your chinnigan" "High Low Dolly Pepper" and "Three tapping teddies". They go through skills such as pitch, dynamics, tempo etc and give you easy songs to demonstrate the skills. They are all familiar tunes so you don't even have to be all that musical!

They are all avaliable on amazon but check your music coordinator hasn't got them first. I found them all in the cupboard after spending my hard-earned nqt money on them grrr!

 

Hope that is of some help I'm afraid I prefer teaching music to PE so I can't help out with your other query!

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Hi Emma

difficult request that, music has never been my strong point and always seems to fall by the wayside when other pressures rear their heads. However there is a very useful website that you can find here which will give you plenty of background info with which to work. Hope you can find some of the resources in school!

Alternatively perhaps there are some music specialists who will be only to happy to come to the rescue.

 

Likewise, for PE, I really did my own thing which incorporated encouraging the children to move in a variety of ways, skipping, running , jumping etc and in different directions and listening to and obeying commands particularly stop and start. You can use these skills to play simple games and dance.

 

You can introduce small apparatus and teach skills for throwing and catching, aiming and hitting etc. If you access to large apparatus you amy wish to use this also but I would ensure in this instance that the children are familiar with your hall routines and that they will work reasonably quietly and respond to you quickly. I also have to admit that I left the large apparatus work to the KS1 teachers and concentrated on the use and safety aspects of my outdoor climbing frame!

 

Good luck.

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hello

I suggest Music Express by AC and Black for music

I follow Val Sabin's scheme for PE (3 files-1 for Dance, Gymnastics and Games)

Hope they are of some help.

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Some people may frown on Let'sMove as a bit old fashioned but I find most of them really wonderful and my kids love them. I don't have to find music and it is one lesson i don't have to prepare. They are still available. The Bear Hunt is really good and so are Bonfire Night Easter and Xmas. They also do some simple multicultural dances which are very popular with every group i have had. One or two progtrammes are a bit above Reception and too repetitive but these can be adapted.

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We do lots of movement with just a tambourine and a few different coloured rubber spots on the floor but you could use carpet squares. We use the spots to encourage the children to use space. They move in a circle around the outside/ they weave inbetween.

I play different rhythms which the children interpret and move appropriately. The spots are in six colours ( from NES Arnolds ) and they follow instructions such as all those on purple spots make a circle around Jack all those on blue spots line up behind Mary.

Lots of positional Language used.

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After reading about Action Kids - by Val Sabin on this website. I pursuaded our PE co-ordinator and Head to invest and it is fab! all the music and lesson ideas are there ready for you - I can' recommend it enough! It is broken down into 6 sections that cover - spatial awareness, dance, gym, games, parachute games and sound and music - well worth the £60 i think it was!

 

Sarah

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Just to reinforce what has been said so far.... Music Express is excellent, although I prefer to dip in and out of it and use other schemes such as 'the sound of music' and resources such as Let's Go Zudie-O and singing from Bobbie Shaftoe etc. I also have Ros Bayley's Beat Baby & animal raps for rhythm.

 

As for P.E. I try and spend an equal amount of time on Dance, Gymnastics and Games. This can either be half termly or every 3rd lesson (I have used both methods). Gymnastics I concentrate on travelling on different body parts, balancing & spatial awareness. Games: sending & receiving, throwing, catching, rolling, dribbling etc. Simple team games, parachute games & individual games to promote spatial awareness, body tension etc. Dance is more tricky as you have to find the music. I try and concentrate on linking any dance in with topic work or a poem etc. I often find myself using percussion instruments as I can't find appropriate music. However I am about to order the little book of dance (Featherstone pubs) which comes with a CD and is very good (although the pieces of music are quite long), saves endless hours of looking and covers popular topics.

 

To be honest, most of the allocated PE time ends up being dressing & undressing....which is just as important!!!!

 

Hope that helps a bit!

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