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Whole Class Ensemble Teaching

Programmes of instrumental teaching for whole classes ranging from Early Years to the end of Key Stage 2

DDMP logoThe aim of Whole Class Ensemble Teaching is to provide young people with the opportunity to learn to play a musical instruments as well as developing musicianship through singing, rhythm games, basic notation, composing listening and performing.

Learning an instrument in a whole class is, for many children, the first step on their musical journey. Playing alongside their friends brings a range of musical and social benefits and can have a positive impact on their learning across the curriculum.


Musical Gems | Early Years Foundation Stage

WCET Musical GemsThe Musical Gems programme has been developed by teachers with specialist experience in early years settings to enhance the three prime and four specific areas of development set out in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework (published March 2012).

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Musical Explorers | Key Stage 1

WCET Musical ExplorersThis 10-week programme builds on Musical Gems with simple songs, rhymes and games performed as a whole class, in groups or individually that encourage children to develop increasing vocal control and a greater understanding of pitch.

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Wider Opportunities | Key Stage 2

WCET Wider OpportunitiesOur 30-week programmes of whole class instrumental teaching, delivered by specially trained teachers, can be a valuable part of your school’s recovery plan.

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Starter for Ten | Key Stage 1 or 2

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.

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