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Grounded in solid research, this workshop is aimed at every teacher in every
school. We will show you how you can use music to improve literacy and
numeracy; promote well-being and team spirit through whole-school singing;
and influence mood/attention in the classroom. With loads of fabulous
free resources, the session has been designed to allow attendees to incorporate
great new ideas into their teaching right away.

  • How you can use music to support curriculum areas from
    phonics and literacy to numeracy.
  • How active engagement with singing can have an enormous impact on
    pupils’ intellectual, social and personal development.
  • How whole-school singing, especially in assemblies, can promote
    team spirit and create a collaborative learning environment.
  • How to influence mood and attention in the classroom
    through the use of music.
  • A couple of fun warm-ups.
  • Practical examples of how to use songs to support different
    learning styles across the general school curriculum.
  • Great tips on how to teach songs and get the most out of them, using
    Take 5 Styles and Good Morning as examples.
  • Introduction to the resource pack, which includes:
    • Lesson plans for 5-9s and 7-11s.
    • Play-Doh and ‘Top Trumps’ activities (amongst many others).
    • Curriculum activities with practical, creative examples showing how songs
      can support music lessons as well as the wider school curriculum.
    • Video content showing real-life examples of music activities in school.

Time permitting, the workshop will also include:

  • An introduction to Words on Screen™, our easy-to-use software, which
    guarantees that any teacher, no matter what their musical ability, will feel
    confident teaching songs and delivering great-quality music resources
    across the school curriculum.

Who is this for?: Teachers of children aged 5-11

Duration:180 minutes (full session) or 120 minutes (a cut-down version,
covering the same areas but in less detail). We strongly recommend that,
where possible, you try to find the time for the full 3-hour workshop.

For more information or to book an Out of the Ark Music Workshop
for your school, academy chain or Music Hub (UK ONLY),
please contact Anna Edwards workshops@outoftheark.com
Tel: 0208 481 7203

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