This morning a class of KS3 MLD students performed in their first assembly after only just 3 ukulele WCET lessons. They performed 2 songs playing the chord of C and some catchy unison rhythms.
The sense of enjoyment and achievement was amazing and they all played in a very disciplined and musical way. The audience joined in with the rhythm of one of the songs which added to the sense of fun in the hall. It was a very positive and uplifting experience for all involved. (Jane Farrell, Ukulele Music Leader, LSMS)
Music is one of the most inclusive and participatory subjects for all children. Tailored to the needs of your learners, our SEND school projects use music as a vehicle for developing creativity, helping each individual to shine. Through these projects, LSMS aims to build sustainable partnerships with SEND schools that can support both your teachers and students, responding to needs and interests over the long-term.
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Additional Needs in Mainstream School
If you have pupils with additional needs in your mainstream school, we can adapt our instrumental and vocal projects to ensure the lessons are fully inclusive. When you make your booking, there is a section where you can tell us about pupils' specific needs so that we can plan accordingly. This might include selecting the most suitable instruments, adding different instruments, adapting teaching styles and resources or selecting appropriate music.
Whole Class Ensemble Teaching & Vocal-Ease for SEND Schools
WCET is a year-long programme that involves instrumental lessons for whole classes and is suitable up to Key Stage 4 in SEND schools. This ensemble approach offers a whole class learning experience where children can improve their listening skills and develop their team work. We are keen to ensure all pupils can access instrumental learning and singing projects. We are able to deliver the following instruments in SEND settings:
iPad Project for SLD Students
Tailored to the needs of your pupils, this 5 session project uses iPads to develop musical skill, knowledge and creativity, particularly allowing SLD and MLD students access to creating music. A comprehensive resource pack is also included in the package. Sessions will be delivered by a specialist, and activities could include:
- Mixing iPads with acoustic instruments
- Creating iPad ensembles
LSMS knows that SEND schools are unique and that all learners have individual needs. We're committed to making music available to every child, and would be very happy to create a bespoke project for your school. Please email LSMSteaching@leics.gov.uk and one of our team will get back to you to discuss the possibilities.