This exciting new series of practical and easy-to-use ideas have all been tried and tested by teachers in their own classrooms, and selected to enhance your classroom activities - most can be used with little or no preparation. The activities are grouped according to age appropriateness, and the clear layout shows the skills required and aims of each activity, along with preparation and running times, as well as any materials needed. However, all activities can be modified to meet your own needs - use the series as a favourite group of recipe books to be adapted as you see fit. This series will quickly become a quick and essential reference that you will refer to time and again. The activities are designed to help pupils understand concepts and build skills through a variety of approaches. And remember - if the activity is in the book, it is because another teacher has used it successfully! These practical resources are suitable for both trainee and more experienced teachers, as well as classroom assistants. These ideas have been all used in primary classrooms and have been written for teachers who include art and music regularly in class.
Art and music specialists will also find some new and inspiring ideas. They are presented in a concise recipe format that provides at a glance the age group and skill targeted, the prep and activity time required, the materials and set-up necessary, as well as ideas for variations. The activities are intended for regular classroom use and provide cross-curricular ideas that use music and art to accomplish other goals. It is a handy, quick desk reference, too, for finding ideas that help tie everything together and use sometimes wasted minutes in a classroom for the greater good. Concepts covered by the activities include collage, drawing, murals, mosaics, rubbings, portraits, folk dancing, listening skills, music and melody, sequencing, pitch, note identification, rhythm, musical maths and holding an arts festival.