Research findings repeatedly show that music is one of the subjects which teachers feel least confident to tackle. There are many reasons for this, not least being the lack of appropriate guidance and training. This book is designed to help overcome these problems by providing class teachers with clear advice on how to plan, resource and deliver a comprehensive programme which will challenge their pupils and enable them to progress and meet national requirements. The book includes examples and activities which can be used as a basis for in-service training within schools, particularly for teachers who regard themselves as non-specialists.

chapter 1|14 pages

Why should we teach music?

chapter 2|5 pages

The focus of music education

chapter 3|9 pages

Identifying the starting point

children's pre-school and home musical experiences

chapter 4|10 pages

Vocal performance

chapter 5|11 pages

Instrumental performance

chapter 6|16 pages

Composing in the infant classroom

chapter 7|8 pages

Listening and appraising

chapter 8|10 pages

Music and movement

chapter 9|16 pages

Musical literacy and the infant child

chapter 10|9 pages

Music and technology

chapter 11|6 pages

Staffing issues

chapter 15|15 pages

Assessment, recording and reporting