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Prom Praise for Schools Workshops 

Created a bespoke Music/RE workshop based on the KS2 curriculum to be offered to London schools Jan - March 2019  as part of Prom Praise for Schools. (Joint project between All Souls Music and London Diocese Board for Schools
The workshop links the classical pieces of music in the concert with the main theme - the Exodus story from the Bible.
 In the workshop the children will be creating their own piece of music, inspired by 'Mars' from the planets by Holst, to help tell the the Exodus story and then perform to the rest of the class.  Joining the workshop leader will be musicians from the orchestra who will work directly with the children in small groups. 
Workshop Aim:

Listen to ‘Mars’ from ‘The Planets’ by Holst and identify features in terms of pitch, dynamics and texture. 

In groups, create a piece of music that helps tell the story of the Israelites in slavery by using pitch, dynamics and texture (specifically ostinato) and then perform it to the rest of the class.


Success criteria 

  • I can recall sounds in terms of rhythm and pitch

  • I can listen to music and identify high and low pitch, loud and soft (ff and p) dynamic and texture (ostinato rhythm)

  • I can work with others

  • I can work together to create and perform a short piece of music that uses pitch, rhythm and ostinato that describes the Israelites in slavery

Links to Curriculum (KS2) 
  • ‘perform, listen to, review and evaluate music… including the works of the great composers and musicians’

  • ‘to create and compose music on their own and with others’ 

  • ‘understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch..dynamics..texture…’ 

  • ‘play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts’ 

  • ‘Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music’ 

  • ‘Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory’ 

  • ‘Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians’ 

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