The primary class teacher's easy answer to 'how do I teach music?' is now in a brand new edition with all new content!
Following the familiar structure of units, lessons and activities, it provides up-to-date delivery of the English National Curriculum from September 2014.
The new edition offers 60 completely new units of work, supplying musical learning from age 5 to 11. Just as its first edition, Music Express Second Edition presents an invaluable resource of great songs, stories, visuals, movies and music from across the world and across history. With new links to every subject and with lesson plans catering to all music curricula of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Music Express is relevant to all schools and all children.
Fully supported by CDs and audio-embedded whiteboard displays, the books take teachers and children alike on an enriching and thoroughly engaging journey of musical discovery and creativity.
|Table Of Contents:Unit 1: Our CommunityThe song Jerusalem provides the basis for looking at changes through time. The children are given opportunities to compose and perform music inspired by their local community, both past and present.Unit 2: Solar SystemEmbark on a musical journey through the solar system, exploring how our universe inspired composers including Claude Debussy, Gustav Holst and George Crumb. The children learn a song and compose pieces linked to space.Unit 3: Life CyclesExplore the human life cycle with music by Johannes Brahms, Luciano Berio, Franz List and Claudio Monterverdi. The wide variety of musical moods, styles and genres inspires singing, performing and composing using new techniques and structures.Unit 4: Keeping HealthyFrom body popping and gospel singing to swimming and cycling, the children are taken through their paces and they put together an invigorating performance using new musical techniques.Unit 5: At The MoviesExplore music from 1920s animated films to present day movies. The children learn techniques for creating soundtracks and film scores and they compose their own movie music.Unit 6: CelebrationA lively celebration in song for the children to perform at a class assembly, school concert or fete. The celebratory, upbeat mood will soon have the audience joining in.|