KS1/2 Music – Developing Composition

Developing simple ideas into a structured piece of music A case study looking at how to help KS2 classes develop simple ideas into a structured piece of music, in this case a piece of music with three sections, composed to reflect the emotions of WW2 evacuees

Dianne Campbell teaches the Year 4 class at White Oak School in Swanley, Kent. In this programme Dianne and her teaching assistant Norma Kinnison work on a composition using simple percussion, based on work the class have been doing in History about children who were evacuated from London during the Second World War. Diane and Norma do some planning work with Gwyneth Johnson the School’s Music co-ordinator and composer Stephen Chadwick, and then they help the class to develop a composition on the theme.

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