Workshop 2 - A Singing School Is A Successful School

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Hollyfast Primary School

Hollyfast Road



United Kingdom

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Grounded in solid research, this workshop is aimed at every teacher in every school. We will show you how you can use music to improve literacy and numeracy; promote well-being and team spirit through whole-school singing; and influence mood/attention in the classroom. With loads of fabulous free resources, the session has been designed to allow attendees to incorporate great new ideas into their teaching right away.

Who is it for?

This workshop is perfect for anyone using or teaching music in the primary classroom. Whether you are a classroom teacher, music co-ordinator or an outside music specialist, this workshop will send you away full of ideas on making singing a key part of your day-to-day teaching.

You will learn:

  • How you can use music to support curriculum areas from phonics and literacy to numeracy.

  • How active engagement with singing can have an enormous impact on pupils’ intellectual, social and personal development.

  • How whole-school singing, especially in assemblies, can promote team spirit and create a collaborative learning environment.

  • How to influence mood and attention in the classroom through the use of music.

Included in the session:

  • A couple of fun warm-ups.

  • Practical examples of how to use songs to support different learning styles across the general school curriculum.

  • Great tips on how to teach songs and get the most out of them, using Take 5 Styles and Good Morning as examples.

  • Introduction to the resource pack, which includes:

    • Lesson plans for 5-9s and 7-11s.

    • Play-Doh and ‘Top Trumps’ activities (amongst many others).

    • Curriculum activities with practical, creative examples showing how songs can support music lessons as well as the wider school curriculum.

    • Video content showing real-life examples of music activities in school.

Time permitting, the workshop will also include:

  • An introduction to Words on Screen™, our easy-to-use software, which
    guarantees that any teacher, no matter what their musical ability, will feel
    confident teaching songs and delivering great-quality music resources
    across the school curriculum.

Duration: 120 mins

Cost: £45 + VAT

Your Training Leader

Helen Mitchell

After 34 years teaching and singing within a wide variety of settings and age groups, Helen has much experience to draw upon. Having run her own 'MusicMakers', worked as a class teacher, a music specialist, an Advanced Skills Teacher and a Music Service Area Head Teacher, Helen brings her inclusive, accessible and holistic approach to any group she engages with from 0 to grown up. She herself currently sings with 'SING!' and 'Amersham A cappella'.


What if I am a school and would like to be invoiced?

Please pay by credit/debit card for your workshop place. If that is not possible, for orders placed by UK Primary Schools and LEA Nursery Schools, we can issue an invoice payable in full within 14 days of the date of the invoice.Just choose 'pay by invoice' as the payment method and we will send the invoice via email and a paper copy to your billing address.

If you have any enquiries regarding this, please get in touch with us directly. Email: workshops@outoftheark.com or Tel: 020 8481 7203.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is some parking on site. However, there are plenty of side roads to park on too should there be no space in the school car park.The school sits on a bus route a very short way from the school. From Coventry Bus Station (Pool Meadow), you can get the number 5 or 6 bus to the school. Also, if you are driving, do not park in the pub opposite, they don't allow parking and they have ANPR cameras and you may get fined.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can email us at workshops@outoftheark.com or phone us on 020 8481 7203.

Office hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK Bank Holidays)

What's the refund policy?

• You can request a refund up to 7 working days before the event

• If cancelled up to 7 days before the date of the workshop, we will retain £5.00 for administrative costs

• If cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours before the workshop, 50% of the fees will be retained

• If cancelled up to 24 hours before the workshop, no refund will be provided

Out of the Ark Music reserve the right to cancel workshops up to 5 working days before an event. A full refund will be provided should no other suitable alternative date/event be available.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your printed ticket or have it on the Eventbrite app on your smartphone. However, if you do forget, don’t worry, we'll sort it out!

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Unfortunately tickets for this event are not transferrable.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Ideally no. But if someone from your school/organisation is coming in your place for whatever reason, then please tell us as far in advance as you can.

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