Date: Thursday 21st June (Session Three)
Greeting to the children.
T to explain to the children about the session (see the attached script) and check all children are happy to join in.
T to give out questionnaires to the children and recap how to complete them.
To describe the emotion of anger using music
Singing: Sing one of the children’s favourite songs from the list given by the children last week.
Explain that this week we are going to be looking at the emotion of anger and music. Remind the children that they can stop joining in if they start to feel uncomfortable.
Put up the word anger on the IWB. Children discuss:
Anger—What is anger? Can you think of a time when you felt angry? What did you do? How did it feel?
Children contribute their discussions to the whole group
Q) If you were to describe the feeling of anger to music how would it sound?
Write down what the children say on the flip chart paper to refer to throughout the session and in the final one.
Improvise what anger would sound like using the children’s suggestions.
Children can choose to work in pairs/groups or on their own.
Improvisation: Children improvise on their chosen instrument for 2 minutes. What would anger sound like? Is this similar to some of the features we listed at the start of the session?
Perform: Ask some children to perform an improvisation piece describing anger. Remind children: Remember improvisation happens in the moment it doesn’t have to be the same as you have played before! Discuss the performance: What did they do well? Why did it show the emotion anger?
Singing: Group singing, singing another favourite song from the children choices.
TA and T to interact with children listening to their improvisation and making notes on how the children are with their peers. Who works alone? Pairs? As a group? Has this changed from previous weeks?
Children complete questionnaires about their mood after the session and T to take any verbal feedback from the children about the session. TA to write down what children say to record feedback. Did you enjoy the session?
What could make it better?
T to read script for debrief to the children and dismiss the children at the front office.
Notes on session: