Early Years

Early Years

Telford & Wrekin Music believe music making can never start too early.

Take a look at the above tabs to see our Early Years provision.

Aim of Project

To improve the access to and uptake of quality early years music provision to support parents and their children who are considered to be at risk of speech, language and communication delay due to their personal and environmental circumstances.

This project is FREE to settings.

 

Who is providing this project?

Telford & Wrekin Music

We deliver instrumental & vocal tuition in schools. We provide high quality opportunities for music making across Telford & Wrekin for children & young people, these include: Small group singing and instrumental lessons. Ensemble opportunities, performance opportunities as well as opportunities to take part in regional workshops and showcase events.

Make Some Noise

Make Some Noise is one of the leading music charities in the West Midlands. 

Our vision is that the lives of children and young people will be significantly enhanced by opportunities to make music. We explore innovative approaches that work towards better access to music.

We are passionate about music and believe in music inspiring young people and being used as a catalyst for positive change.

Our incredible team of professional musicians are trained to work with a variety of groups from babies, toddlers and their families, to challenging or excluded young people, in community centres, theatres, schools or specialist forensic and psychiatric units helping to build confidence, skills and experience in music making.

 

Introduction to the project

To develop music-making at 4 Children's Centres alongside 4 private nurseries (PVIs) across Telford and Wrekin over an 18 month period to support the wider development, language and communication skills of 0 to 5 year olds, and to increase the skill-set and musical confidence of Early Years Professionals and parents/carers. We will run 335 half day creative music-making sessions, in partnership with Make Some Noise, with children (aged 0-5) and their parents/carers across 8 Children's Centre/PVI settings over 1.5 years (averaging 20 days per centre, depending on need). A lead Music Facilitator will be responsible for planning/delivering weekly sessions, addressing the EYFS.

Specific Wards within Telford and Wrekin will be selected via analysis of need i.e. level of socio-economic deprivation, children’s attainment levels (against regional and national standards), lone parenting and unemployment – this project will also consider children from a rural versus urban environment and consider the impact of their environment on access to musical activities and the effect on speech and language development.

12 Saturday sessions will be delivered focussing on whole family musical engagement, with a particular emphasis for fathers to get involved around junk percussion, rapping rhymes and general music making activities. We believe that using these innovative approaches to music-making will appeal to fathers.

The creation of a resource pack where staff and the music leader can add comments, photographs, song words, ideas and reflective notes, will be completed on an ongoing basis to ensure that activities can be disseminated across the setting, ensuring sustainability.

Outcomes

Outcome 1

To improve and embed quality and standard of music delivery for young children through effective practice in host/partner organisations and share practice across the EY network in Telford and Wrekin.

Outcome 2

To improve the development of communications, language and literacy of young children (0-5) at risk of delay through creative musical participation.

Outcome 3

To increase the musical confidence of parents/carers with their children to support both language and emotional development within the home environment

Information for Settings

Aim of Project

To improve the access to and uptake of quality early years music provision to support parents and their children who are considered to be at risk of speech, language and communication delay due to their personal and environmental circumstances.

We will provide training (CPD) for your staff through delivery-monitoring model, providing opportunities for AQA qualifications in Early Years music making. There will be a particular emphasis on developing speech and language skills and encouraging parental engagement with their children.

This project is FREE to settings.

Activities will include: • small group work around: stories and rhymes/ integrating instruments/ vocal sounds and songs to encourage engagement/ language and confidence.

  • Large group work using: songs/ singing games and movement to encourage social skills/ promote peer leadership/ modelling.
  • A typical session will include musical activities within play, modelled and supported by the lead music facilitator/shadow, together with a session for all families together, within a 90 minute/2 hour 'Play and Stay' or parents and babies session.
  • Sessions will draw upon a range of approaches, such as Kodaly, Dalcroze and PEEPS to ensure that the techniques and musical approach used are appropriate to the needs and/or experience of the target groups. •Attached to each Children's Centre/ PVI will be a shadow music leader, both a Telford & Wrekin Music Service teacher wishing to gain EY experience or an emerging MSN Music Facilitator, to up-skill the local workforce, strengthening the sector. •At the beginning of the programme, CPD training will be provided to Children's Centre/PVI staff around how music can address the EYFS. Whole Children's Centre/PVI Inset Training will be offered throughout the programme to each setting to increase the impact.
  • We will purchase a starter music-making kit for each centre to keep (to value of £100) (items to be determined, depending on resources already within each setting) to ensure that the programme's legacy.

Commitment from Settings

  • Small group of EY practitioners within setting to engage with programme (i.e. within the room whilst project is being delivered and take part in activities as part of CPD).
  • Settings to provide baseline and end-of-project data based on the EYFS to demonstrate progression of children in using music to support language development
  • Continuity of children taking part in the project i.e. the same group for 20 weeks
  • This project is FREE to settings.
  • Support data collection (in line with GDPR regulations) – age, postcode and gender of child.
  • Attendance at the end of the project to a symposium discussing the project across Telford.

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Shake, Rattle & Roll is a 6 weeks early years music programme for Children Centres and Early Years settings in Telford & Wrekin for children aged 0-5 that can include invited parents and carers.

These sessions are lively, varied and fun, providing a structured but informal framework in early year’s music.

Shake, Rattle & Roll 1

- Age range: 0 to 5 year olds

- Cost: £150 includes all instruments and teaching resources

- 6 sessions, one per week

- Each session 30 minutes each

- Parents/carers are very welcome to take part in these sessions.

- Minute of Listening software for your setting

- Practical music making sessions, which will include, singing, rhythm, percussion

- Includes an early years music CD for each setting

- Makes links to the Foundation Stage Goals

 

Shake Rattle & Roll 2

This is for Children Centres/settings that have already taken part in Shake Rattle and Roll.

A 6 week programme building on what was covered in the first Shake, Rattle and Roll sessions including actions, movement, rhyme, singing, percussion and pattern making.

- Age range: 0 to 5 year olds

- Cost: £150 includes all instruments and teaching resources

- 6 sessions, one per week

- Each session 30 minutes each

- Parents/carers are very welcome to take part in these sessions.

- Minute of Listening software for your setting

Most importantly the children have fun, open their musical ears and develop social skills, self-confidence, communication skills and an enthusiasm for performing. Children also begin to develop early ensemble skills through learning alongside their friends.

- All our music teachers have an enhanced DBS check, Child Protection Training and Equalities Training.

- All our teachers are informed, helpful, friendly and most of all enthusiastic. 

Please return the Shake, Rattle and Roll Booking Form to Telford & Wrekin Music and one of our tutors will get in touch to arrange a suitable time and dates to deliver these music sessions.

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