Sounds Topical

Sounds Topical

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A course that provides the resources needed for KS1 children and teachers to enjoy composing, performing, and listening to all kinds of music. It covers the musical skills specified in the National Curriculum.
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  • CD-Audio
  • 178 x 254 x 10mm | 110g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193213591
  • 9780193213593

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an invaluable rehearsal aid if your rehearsals, like mine, are plagued by linguistic know-alls! MMA Journal 'The layout is very impressive and well explained in the introduction ... A review, limited as it is for space, is unable to do justice to such a comprehensive course as this. I believe it to be excellent. SMA Bulletin 'Christine Richards joins the ever-inventive Jan Holdstock in Sounds Topical, the first part of what promises to be a fine course to cover the entire national curriculum ... This commonsense approach shows the authors own closeness to the needs of real classrooms. Without being spectacular or controversial, they combine well-tried techniques and constant inventiveness, all set out with laudable clarity of purpose ... Throughout they show the virtue of fostering complexity through simplicity ... With such fairy godmothers, infant classrooms will be full of aural magic." TES 'A well thought out sophisticated series of books ... At last the teacher is able to tick the relevant box and move on. Sheet Music 'The activities are clearly and consistently set out in the Teacher's Resource Book ... The authors are well known for their work with children and teachers and their experience shows in this collection of user-friendly activities ... these are attractive, practical and valuable suggestions set down in a clear and supportive way Primary Music Today ... this set represents good value, and is ideal for the non-specialist (or specialist!). The practical activities are great fun and give the children rich musical experiences ... The beautifully illustrated Pupils Books provide resources for class lessons or the music corner and are an integral part of the course. The selection of music is diverse, encompassing music across the world and through the centuries, with few concessions to the chldren's age! This is real music, not just 'kid's stuff, and the recording quality is good too. Child Education 'This is an excellent music compendium ... the activities are very easy to follow and gently lead the children towards working in groups, composing and performing. As well as being easily adaptable to suit other topics, each one works well in isolation. ... The tapes and related questions are excellent ... [The pupils books] provide a good focus for discussion and are a useful resource for the music corner ... well worth the money! Music in the Curriculum 'These topics are well chosen and will undoubtedly offer realistic and valuable contextual links across the curriculum ... The writers expertise is such that the music provision is always sound, interesting, practical and lively and both songs and listening material are of consistently high quality. British Jounral of Music Education Sounds Topical in particular explains very clearly and thoroughly how to encourage children to identify important and less important sounds or to explore the relationship between sounds and emotions. Teaching primary music (Music Teacher insert) This Oxford Music Course is a welcome addition to the commendable music curriculum materials that have been brought out in recent years Music Teacher June 98 The enjoyable activities are both apt for the age range, musically valuable, and easy to follow. Music Teacher June 98
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