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Leadership Team for Herts Music Service

Katherine Wolfenden
Catherine Tallis
Deena Day
Angela Gilby
Rebecca Kelly
Nick Denham

FIRST ACCESS RESOURCES

Backing Tracks - HERE

Songs and Games using 3-5 notes HERE

Music for Songs and Games using 3-5 notes HERE

Group Tuition Report HERE

Managing Behaviour Powerpoint Presentation HERE

Notes for Managing Behaviour Presentation HERE

PLANNING

GENERAL OUTLINE AND SCHEMES OF WORK HERE

MEDIUM TERM PLAN HERE

MEDIUM TERM (brief) HERE

SHORT TERM PLAN HERE

DETAILED LESSON PLAN HERE

TRACKING PROGRESS HERE

General Resources

FIRST ACCESS HANDBOOK - March 2015 HERE

PERFORM! Read about FIRST ACCESS in Stevenage HERE

'MOVING ON UP'-The KS2 Singing Strategy publication HERE

HOW TO USE DRUMSTICKS IN WIDER OPPS LESSONS - CPD Handout HERE

Update News

Wider Opps

Wider Opportunities in Music has been a huge success at Ashfield. We are now in our third year. The sound of the djembe resonates around the school; and when our year 6 children are combining their complex rhythms the whole hall vibrates and it makes your skin tingle. Our children love it – it’s the highlight of their week. Our parents so enjoy the performances and open lessons. One parent said, “Music lessons are often seen as elitist, but this is truly inclusive”. And it is. Our children with concentration difficulties learn to concentrate; those with confidence issues become much more self assured; those who excel academically suddenly find that they are learning something so completely new that they might be “a bit rubbish” at first (this can be an alarming novelty for some)–but they learn perseverance and to laugh at themselves. It’s fantastic teamwork.

Believe it or not, it also improves reading and spelling! It’s true – all our children with significant Special Needs who have done Wider Opps can segment words into syllables and use this in their reading and spelling.

It is also incredibly therapeutic –for pupils and staff