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Subject Expertise in Primary Music

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Norfolk Music Hub who will be bringing us four exclusive sessions free of charge for all VNET members!

These sessions are designed to equip primary subject leads with the skills and knowledge to fulfil their leadership role more confidently in school. The elements of high-quality teaching and learning in Music will be explored and practical approaches to support colleagues’ development in teaching Music more effectively will be shared. There will be opportunities to consider what making good progress looks like and participants will explore the key skills involved.

Session 1: Wednesday 14th June 2023
Listening and Appraising Music in Primary Settings with Becky Beavis

What does ‘listening and appraising music in a primary setting’ look like? In this session we will be looking at how we can develop key musical concepts and vocabulary through focused listening. This engaging twilight which is suitable for specialists and non-specialists will include examples of listening playlists and take you through the progression of listening and appraising from EYFS – Y6.

Session 2: Wednesday 27th September 2023 – In Person Event at Queens Hill Primary School
Making the Most of Your Percussion Trolley – Tuned and Untuned Percussion

The use of percussive instruments at primary level music education is important to the development of pupils knowledge and understanding of key musical elements pulse and rhythm. As supported by the Model Music Curriculum published by the DfE in March 2021, performing rhythms accurately and being able to play in time to a pulse are fundamental building blocks in developing a child’s musicianship.

In this session we will explore what to do with the various percussion instruments found in primary school classrooms, building teacher confidence and supporting teachers to introduce percussion instruments to KS1 and KS2 learning. You’ll leave with practical ways of exploring the musical elements with pupils at primary school age.

Session 3: Tuesday 7th November 2023
Teaching Music Tech in a Primary Classroom using YuStudio with Max Wheeler

Music technology offers students new routes into music – which is why we’ve developed YuStudio, a beginner-friendly online music studio, and added it to the Charanga Platform.

This type of music creation software, otherwise known as a DAW, is widely used. YuStudio has all the features you would find on any professional DAW, but because we’ve designed it for use in schools, it’s more accessible and easier to use. It’s also browser-based, so students can continue making music whenever they’re online.

Session 4: Tuesday 16th January 2024
Performance Using Voice with Ula Weber

Boost your confidence and help kickstart singing in the classroom with this fun and interactive session led by Primary music specialist, Ula Weber. Explore brand new, focusing and gathering songs, discover new ways to use established repertoire, and pick up hints and tips for effective song leading.

Please note by participating in this series VNET will share your data with Norfolk Music Hub.

Session 1: Wednesday 14th June 2023

Session 2: Wednesday 27th September 2023 – In Person at Queens Hill Primary School, Costessey

Session 3: Tuesday 7th November 2023

Session 4: Tuesday 16th January 2024

This course can be accessed by the whole staff. Please note: the in-person session on 27 September is limited to a maximum of 2 delegates per school.

To book tickets for this series please click here.

Event Details


Wednesday, September 27, 2023


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Member Price


Queen's Hill Primary School, Kestrel Avenue, Queen's Hills, Costessey, NR8 5FT

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