I think one of the hardest things about remote learning is to think of ideas that the children can do at home without the need to buy different materials. In some ways, it can be like trying to reinvent the wheel and trying to constantly think outside the box. Below I’m going to share some ideas I’ve tried in my own class or that I’ve spotted online and plan to use with my class in the coming weeks. Hopefully you’ll find them useful too.
Listening and responding to music
Write a response – what does the music remind you of?
How does the music make you feel?
What instruments are used in the music?
Can you draw a picture of what the music reminds you of
Imagine this piece of music is the soundtrack for a movie – what’s happening on the screen?
I’ve chosen mostly instrumental pieces and one acapella choir but ask the children for their favourite pieces and use these too!
I loved this from Simon Hunt on Twitter! One song a week and link it with P.E.
My class pod combining music, PE, dance, rhythm (sort of), and fun! We cant wait to do this with the whole class!!! I saw something like this the other week online and I had to do it myself! The kids (and us teachers) loved it. A heads up though, it's much harder than you think. pic.twitter.com/8avSsfrJKs