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A Key Stage 2 music and singing assembly is shown with advice and ideas primary teachers can use in their own school.
The children start with a physical warm up, moving their shoulders and heads to relieve some of the stiffness left over from the first lesson of the day.
Sitting properly, the children launch into a song they are familiar with in order to stretch their vocal cords and build their confidence for the task ahead.
Teachers Alice and Jess lead the activity together and keep the pace moving to fully engage the children. They work as a team which helps with behavioural issues, and encourage other members of staff to join in.
Jess plays the piano whilst Alice uses her hands to indicate to the children where their voices should be in terms of pitch and rhythm and they quickly get through the new song.
Both teachers enthusiasm rubs off on the children and they leave the assembly hall singing the brand new song.
Part of the series: Great Primary Lesson Ideas