Active Listening Scheme of Work
Leicestershire Music are excited to bring you a new and comprehensive resource to use in your school!
Created by Lead Practitioners from across Leicestershire, our Active Listening Resource will take your pupils on a musical journey across the ages and around the world.
As part of the Model Music Curriculum, schools are asked to enrich the learning of music by 'developing pupils' shared knowledge and understanding of the stories, origins, traditions, history and social context of the music they are listening to, singing and playing.'
Our resource will support teachers/leaders to deliver high quality musical listening, whether in assemblies or in the classroom, focussing on expanding musical vocabulary, understanding the inter-related dimensions of music, learning about historical and social context and reflecting on their own musical appreciations and experiences.
The resource is designed to be used alongside the Leicestershire Music Primary Scheme of Work following the six units of: 'Pulse', 'Voice', 'Rhythm', 'Pitch', 'Technology, Structure and Form' and '20th Century Music' but can also be used independently of this.
Each unit contains a presentation for every week of the term and planning alongside this for whoever is delivering the listening activity (with answers provided to the questions!) The presentation is split into 5 days, each lasting with the flexibility of 2 minutes to 10 minutes and is designed to be used in the following way (although schools may use it in the best way that works for them!):
Day 1: Listen to a piece of music and learn about its musical context.
Day 2: Explore the piece of music in more detail, developing listening skills.
Day 3: Listen to another piece of music and learn about its musical context.
Day 4: Explore the piece of music in more detail, developing listening skills.
Day 5: Compare and contrast the two pieces of music.
Request Access to the Active Listening Resource Form
Please complete the fields below, and click on 'Submit' below. You will then be shown the password to use to access the resource when clicking the link below this form.
NB. Please ensure you have completed the form above in order to access the resource.