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Primary Music Network Meetings  
For? All teachers and Music Co-Ordinators who work in Primary Schools
Where? Lyceum Building OL1 1QG

These highly successful meetings are designed to inspire and stimulate music teaching in schools. Each meeting will focus on a particular aspect of teaching music.
The sessions are very practical, with an emphasis on sharing resources. The forum also provides an opportunity to keep abreast of current issues in music education and to meet with other colleagues who deliver music in schools.
 
Light refreshments are provided.
 
Monday, 16th January 2017 – World Music
Monday, 15th May 2017 – Music as therapy
Thursday 22nd June 2017 – How do I use this instrument? Incorporating unusual instruments into class music lessons
 
All meetings 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Fee: Free to all Oldham primary schools

Composition for All
Exploring composition ideas at KS1 and KS2 to complement the Primary Curriculum

For? All Teachers
Where? Lyceum Building OL1 1QG

Led by Liz Brocklehurst MA Education (Music), DipABRSM, PGCE

Feel uncertain about using percussion instruments in the classroom?
Not sure of how to go about composition?
 
This course will help provide lots of ideas as starting points for composition from many areas of the curriculum, including art, literature, science, geography and history as well as personal experience. It will then examine how these can be put into practice in the classroom. There will be helpful strategies for classroom management and the course will be very practically based. There will also be opportunities to consider recording compositions, including graphic notation, as well as audio and visual recordings.
 
Light refreshments will be provided.
 
Thursday, 9th February 2017
1.30pm - 3.30pm
 
Fee: Free (£50*) 
 
Primary and Secondary Music Conference:
Music for Life

For? All music co-ordinators and teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools
Where? Lyceum Building OL1 1QG
 
Keynote Speaker: Jem Shuttleworth, Chief Executive , Music Mark
Music Mark works with policy makers and key decision makers at national and local government level to strive to give all children and young people a first-class music education.
Following the highly successful conference we ran last year, this year’s conference will be focussing on children’s musical journeys, from birth to adulthood. There will be opportunity for Primary and Secondary colleagues to meet together to learn more about music teaching at different Key Stages.

Topics under discussion will include:
Sample lessons from different Key Stages
Performance opportunities
Transition from KS2 to KS3
There will be opportunity for staff from Primary feeder schools to meet with their Secondary School music colleagues
  
Workshops will include:
Playground games
Zumba for children
Composition and Improvisation
Inclusivity – ideas for music-making incorporating EAL children
Music Technology and more!
 
Further details will be released during the Autumn Term. Please note: a separate booking form will be issued for this event so that delegates can choose their workshops in advance.
 
Thursday, 16th March 2017
9.30am - 3.00pm
 
Fee: £50 (£120*)

Secondary Music Network Meetings  
For? Secondary Music Teachers
Where? Lyceum Building OL1 1QG

These meetings provide an opportunity for secondary music colleagues to focus on a particular area of music teaching and current issues in music.

In October, we will be running a GCSE Workshop for students beginning the new GCSE Music courses.
The network meetings also provide an opportunity to share resources and ideas that have worked successfully in the classroom and discuss current issues in Music Education.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Review of new GCSE Music course
Thursday 29th June 2017
4.00pm - 5.30pm

Fee: Free to all Oldham secondary schools
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