Using music as inspiration

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By Paul Masonteacher

original article published 12 May 2011

Short music sessions can engage children and support several areas of the curriculum

Child with headphones

Once the routines are set up and expectations are clear, regular listening sessions can also be an effective way of allowing children the opportunity to lead their own learning.

Set up a ‘listening log’

Setting up a regular music listening session where children research and present a favourite piece of music to their peers is a simple but effective way for children to take responsibility for a short learning activity. A musical presentation is also a meaningful homework project, and a good way to encourage parents to work with their children and gain an insight into what the class are doing at school.

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