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Primary Workshops & Festivals

Recorder opportunities

Jamborees

The annual Recorder Jamborees are held at the Thornden Hall with rehearsals, concluding with a brief concert:

  • KS1: Thursday 25 May 2017

  • KS2: Tuesday 6 June 2017

The events are for Hampshire primary school children to experience playing the recorder and to participate in a large ensemble. This is a fun and exciting opportunity for pupils to take part in.

Courses

Hampshire Music Service offers “spotlight” recorder courses each year. The course is for anyone who is either running or would like to run a recorder club in their school. Anyone is welcome to attend – no previous playing experience is necessary.


Recorder booklet

Recorders for KS1 and KS2 is published by the Hampshire Music Service. It offers tips on recorder teaching and suggestions for repertoire. Some case studies of successful recorder playing schools are also included. This publication was sent free of charge to Hampshire primary schools when first produced and is still available on the archived publications page of our website for Hampshire maintained schools.

For further details on recorder events across the county please contact the Primary Curriculum Administrator, tel: 023 8065 2037

 

Vocal Opportunities

The Curriculum Team includes a vocal co-ordinator, Anne George, who works across the County on specific projects to promote and to raise the profile of singing in schools. The range of provision offered includes:

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Vocal Festivals
The Vocal Festivals are back! To follow in line with the success of the Record Festivals and the planned Ukulele Festivals. We are looking for host schools to hold the final performances, so please get in touch...

Vocal workshops
These workshops are available for developing or extending your choir, and culminate in a performance opportunity. Visits will be established with the vocal coordinator to encourage targets to be set. Workshops take place during school time, with the opportunity for the teacher to meet with the coordinator after the contact with the choir. Details will be sent to schools as appropriate.

Area vocal projects
These are offered to clusters of schools and involve working with class teachers and their pupils to develop the quality of the teaching of singing. Projects culminate with a vocal festival for all participating schools to give pupils an exciting musical experience.

Vocal booklet Singing at Key Stages 1 and 2
This publication contains further information on singing technique and resources. A copy was sent free of charge to Hampshire primary schools when first produced. If you would like to purchase replacement or additional copies please ring the Hampshire Music Service on 023 8065 2037, or complete and return the curriculum documentation order form.

Vocal workshops
These workshops are available for developing or extending your choir, and culminate in a performance opportunity. Visits will be established with the vocal coordinator to encourage targets to be set. Workshops take place during school time, with the opportunity for the teacher to meet with the coordinator after the contact with the choir. Details will be sent to schools as appropriate.

Song of the week!
This is a brand new resource for Hampshire primary schools. Each week of term you can explore a new song to use in the classroom or with your choir. Our team of vocal specialists have carefully selected and written songs to suit primary voices which are easy to use regardless of your singing experience. You will find songs from lots of different genres, some unaccompanied and others with backing tracks and there will always be a ‘sing along’ track with our easy to use PowerPoint to help with learning the song. Each song will also have a ‘ hints and tips’ page with further ideas so that you can explore the song in as little or as much detail as you like! For more info and the 'Week 1 Taster'...

For further details on any of the opportunities above, please contact the Primary Curriculum Administrator, Tel: 023 8065 2037.

 

World Music and the Primary Curriculum

World music workshops and residencies give a fresh approach to delivering Primary Curriculum. Children from YR upwards develop musical understanding and skills through ensemble playing and practical musical making. Workshops are differentiated according to the age and experience of the children, making every session an inclusive opportunity.

World music workshops give children the experience of playing together, promoting teamwork, as well as the personal skills of listening, following instructions and the development of bilateral co-ordination.

Particular curriculum features of world music workshops include:

Foundation Stage

  • Recognise and explore how sounds can be changed

  • Recognise repeated sounds and sound patterns

  • Be confident to try new activities, initiate ideas

  • Work as part of a group / class, taking turns and sharing fairly.

Key Stage 1

Duration: distinguish between rhythm and beat

  • Demonstrate accuracy and control of technique

  • Perform simple patterns and accompaniments keeping to a steady pulse

  • Follow hand and eye signals to direct and lead

  • Improve their own work

  • Rehearse and perform individually, in pairs, small groups and as a class

  • Explore and enjoy how sounds can be made, changed and used to create musical patterns

Key Stage 2

Duration: consolidate understanding of metre

Year 3 and 4

  • Maintain rhythmic and melodic ostinati as an accompaniment in 2, 3 and 4 metre

  • Make improvements to their work, whether individual, in pairs, in groups or as a whole class, commenting on the intended effect

  • Improvise longer repeated patterns, building a repertoire of patterns and sequences

  • Combine layers of sound with awareness of the combined effect

Year 5 and 6

  • Use instruments with confidence in the classroom and a wide range of untuned and tuned percussion with knowledge of correct technique

  • Maintain ostinati patterns and sequences in all metres

  • Maintain own part with awareness of how the different parts fit together

  • Improvise melodic and rhythmic phrases as part of a group performance

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