Songwriting and performance
The class conceives, writes and performs their own song/s, about their lives and feelings, real or imagined. Options include exploring of feelings through sound and song, and input to support percussion accompaniment. The chosen theme can support other curriculum topics, and songs may form a narrative.
Sessions include warm-ups, name games, rhythmic and singing input, stimuli to support songwriting, and small group work. Children develop vocal and performance skills and confidence.
This workshop is for all ages within KS2. The outcome is a performance accompanied by the tutor. The work can last just one hour, up to a series of sessions to generate several songs and learn songs on the theme, and add accompaniments, and/or dance moves.