Learning through play, teachers guide, music and movement
With Physical Activity and Children’s Mental Health being high on government agendas, these teachers guides will support you in delivering a multi-sensory movement program using music. We use a CHILD CENTRED APPROACH TO LEARNING. and’ is designed with INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION and IMPACT central to our ethos of HEALTHY, HAPPY LEARNERS. This Learning through play, teachers guide, music and movement will support teachers in delivering EYFS.
These guidance notes include the words to the song, links to EYFS and KS1, Suggested observation opportunities and simple instructions. A really useful planning tool especially for those just starting out on their early years’ journey
1. Welcome (Greeting and Movement)
2. Nursery Rhyme Medley (Baa Baa, Hickory Dickory, Mary Mary, 12345)
- Learn Colours
- Develop Memory and Sequencing skills
- Support language development through short, simple, repeated phrases
Track 7. Days of the Week
- Learn the days of the week
- Use alliteration whilst adding an action
- Actions involving crossing midlines
- Movements to stimulate the vestibular system
MacLean, L., Bryant, P., & Bradley, L. (1987). Rhymes, nursery rhymes, and reading in early childhood. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 33 (3), 255-28
8. Mick the Mechanic (Role Play, People who help us)
9. Jump, Jump, Jump (Gross Motor Movement, Echo Singing) See video clip
10. This Big! How Big! (Humorous, Contrasting Size, Gross Motor)
12. Driving a Police Car (Role Play, Positional Language)
14. Legato Staccato (Instrumental) (Contrasting Movement, Parachute & Scarves)
16. Dancing Clown (Reacting to Sound, Role Play, Contrasting Music)
17. Learning Through Play (Bungee Dancing, Positional Language)
18. Oh, When the Band (Instrumental Playing, Contrasting Loud and Quiet)
Our cross EYFS-curriculum music and movement activities are FUN, SAFE, and INSPIRE meaningful movement which support the ‘essentials’ of: physical and emotional well-being, creativity and social skills building on language, literacy and numeracy skills preparing young children for formal learning and helping them to reach their full potential.
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