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Starter for Ten

10-week projects for KS1 and 2 classes. Supporting schools not signed up to Wider Opportunities to deliver Core Role 1 of The National Plan for Music Education.

WCET Starter for TenDerby & Derbyshire Music Partnership offer smaller 10-week projects, delivered by specially trained music teachers and classroom teachers, providing a stimulating and creative musical experience for children. These are designed to support schools not signed up to a Wider Opportunities programme.

Handbells | Key Stage 1 or 2

Over 100 schools have now been trained to deliver a handbell scheme of work with twilight training takes place in different areas of the city and county on an annual basis or at a school's request.

Classroom teachers from the school then deliver the 10-week scheme of work and will soon find their class performing songs with the bells along to backing tracks.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments and a scheme of work with backing CD.

Toots | Key Stage 2 (Y3-4)

One of our newest programmes − Toots are a perfect starter instrument for Y3 or 4 pupils − easier to blow than a flute, with a choice of mouthpieces, and more accessible for young players.

Fun tunes and engaging rhythmic games are used to help develop co-ordination and fine motor skills. A perfect springboard to woodwind playing.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments is provided

Bamboo Tamboo | Key Stage 2 (Y3-4)

This is suitable for Y3 & 4 pupils. It is an authentic Caribbean style of music played on tubes of different colours and pitches. It involves singing, performing and having fun with different rhythm patterns.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments is provided

Rhythm Adventures | Key Stage 2 (Y3-6)

Another of our newest programmes − Rhythm Adventures is suitable for all Key Stage 2 pupils. Take your whole class on a Rhythm Adventure using plastic cups and wooden sticks − exploring the foundations of musical learning.

The scheme of work includes singing, performing rhythmic patterns, composition and reading musical notation as well as improving teamwork, coordination and resilience through group work.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments is provided

Junk Percussion | Key Stage 2 (Y3-6)

This is suitable for all KS2 pupils. It is a creative approach to music-making using buckets, bins and broom handles. This STOMP-style project is delivered by one of our percussion teachers and could tie in to other aspects of the curriculum such as recycling.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments is provided

iPad Music-Making – Key Stage 2 (Y3-6)

This is suitable for all KS2 pupils. This is a creative project which includes performing, arranging and composing music using GarageBand app on iPads. It also helps the development of ICT across the curriculum.

  • Loan of iPads (enough for one between two) is provided, taken away at the end of each session

pBones Beginner Brass – Key Stage 2 (Y3-6)

This is suitable for all KS2 pupils. This programme is delivered by trombone specialist teachers using pBones − the world's first plastic trombone. This is a perfect springboard for additional lessons on brass instruments after the project has finished.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments is provided

Ready 2 Rock | Key Stage 2 (Y5-6)

Have you any budding pop stars in your school? This 10-week programme gives pupils the opportunity to learn to play some of the different instruments used in popular music and to perform well-known songs. It is delivered by a rock and pop specialist and is suitable for pupils in Y5-6.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments including electric and bass guitars, amps, keyboards, ukuleles and microphones. These instruments will be taken away at the end of each session

Pentaglock | Key Stage 2 (Y5-6)

This is suitable for Y5 & 6 and is a natural progression from our Handbell project. The project involves singing, rhythm games, composition and learning to play some simple pentatonic tunes.

  • Loan of a class set of instruments is provided, and a scheme of work

Interested? Ask us for more details

To find out more about a WCET project, how it could work in your school and setting, costs and booking, please follow the link below to complete our online enquiries form.

Ask us about one of our programmes