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Primary School CPD Opportunities

Developing your choir KS2 (Choir leaders)

 Date: Wednesday 8th March

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free (subsidised by Herefordshire Music Education Hub & Encore) 

This session will be run by Jo Lowry, our Singing for Well-Being leader. She will help you to find inspirational ways to increase the numbers of children in your school who would like to be a part of your choir and will suggest fun songs and warm-ups. We’ll explore some new repertoire and will talk about how to promote well-being through singing.

Making the most of Sing Up KS1/2 (Generalist and specialist teachers)

Date: Wednesday 19th April

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free (subsidised by Herefordshire Music Education Hub & Encore)

We will spend this session exploring everything that Sing Up offers, from songs, BSL and Makaton videos, to schemes of work. Many people do not have time to sit and sift through all the songs, so we will also use this as a sharing time where you can suggest songs that your children have really enjoyed.

Samba training KS2/3

Date: Tuesday 25th April

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Venue: Withington Village Hall, Coppice Cl, Hereford HR1 3PP

Cost: £30 per teacher

This exciting and inspirational session will be run by David Walter from Ola Samba in Worcestershire. It will be a fun, active session, where we will be learning authentic Samba rhythms, and understanding how to adjust them for varying abilities.

Creative Curriculum Planning KS1 (Generalist and specialist teachers)

Date: Friday 19th May

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Kingsland Primary School

Cost: £40 per teacher

Are you studying Minibeasts, or Castles, or the Great Fire of London? Would you like to tie in your music lessons to the topics? This will be a fun learning experience, starting with you taking part in the music lesson with the children at Kingsland. You will then spend some time looking at how to plan for a creative curriculum, understanding how to use activities from other subjects to make great learning links with music. We will spend some time looking at common themes in KS1 and will have a go at planning a 6 week scheme of work that you can take back to your classroom and try out with your children. (Please bring a small, handheld percussion instrument with you)

ABRSM Classroom 200 KS1/2/3 (Generalist and specialist teachers)

Date: Thursday 8th June

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Venue: Zoom

Cost: free (subsidised by Herefordshire Music Education Hub & Encore)

This free online resource is great for KS1-3, with listening links and great activities. We will spend this session exploring how to use the website and will have a go at some of the activities.

Creative Curriculum Planning KS2 (Generalist and specialist teachers)

Date: Monday 12th June

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Bosbury CE Primary School

Cost: £40 per teacher

Are you studying Rivers, or Earth and Space, or World War II? Would you like to tie in your music lessons to the topics? This will be a fun learning experience, starting with you taking part in a music lesson with the children at Bosbury. You will then spend some time looking at how to plan for a creative curriculum, understanding how to use activities from other subjects to make great learning links with music. We will spend some time looking at common themes in KS2 and will have a go at planning a 6 week scheme of work that you can take back to your classroom and try out with your children. Please bring any handheld percussion instrument (such as a tambourine, maracas, wood block etc).

Sing, Move, Play – Developing music in EYFS (Generalist and specialist teachers)

Date: Summer Term (Date TBC)

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: St Paul’s Primary School, then follow up visit in own school

Cost: £60 per school

Encore is excited to present a new project specifically designed to help develop music in EYFS settings. The first course will begin on 28th February 2023 but is already fully booked – please register your interest for the next course, starting in the summer term.

 

Come join EYFS specialist Wendy Wilson Goddard for a morning of songs, activities and ideas to support the EYFS areas of learning and Musical Development Matters. The session is open to teachers of Reception children, please make sure to bring an audio-only recording device with you on the day.​ You will also receive a resource pack for your school and there will also be a follow-up visit at an agreed date and time.

Composing for the terrified! KS2 (Generalist classroom teachers)

Date: Autumn 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Garway Primary School

Cost: £40 per teacher

This half day session is aimed at teachers who avoid composing with their class at all costs! It will start with a fun composing lesson with Garway children where you will take part in the lesson, understanding the process that they have to go through to create their own music. It is nothing to be scared of and will be aimed very much at general class teachers. No prior experience is necessary! We will then leave the children to go and discuss the difficulties of composing in a primary school, how to overcome some of these, and how to structure a composing lesson. You will be given a music skills progression and we will look at composing across the primary age range, understanding how the skills progress throughout the years. Please bring any handheld percussion instrument (such as a tambourine, maracas, wood block etc).

Composing for the terrified! KS1 (Generalist and specialist teachers)

Date: Autumn 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Madley Primary School

Cost: £40 per teacher

This half day session is aimed at teachers who avoid composing with their class at all costs! It will start with a fun composing lesson with Madley children where you will take part in the lesson, understanding the process that they have to go through to create their own music. It is nothing to be scared of and will be aimed very much at general class teachers. No prior experience is necessary! We will then leave the children to go and discuss the difficulties of composing in a primary school, how to overcome some of these, and how to structure a composing lesson. You will be given a music skills progression and we will look at composing across the primary age range, understanding how the skills progress throughout the years. Please bring any handheld percussion instrument (such as a tambourine, maracas, wood block etc).

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