ABC Music for SEN 3
- A fun, child-centred creative music course, with progressive activities following on from SEN 1.
- Adapted for children with a range of Special Educational Needs.
- Available as a resource pack and/or an online course delivered via interactive whiteboard.
- Easy to use for ALL staff, even those who feel unconfident with music.
“We liked the ABC Music for SEN Pack 1 so much we bought the whole set.” P.S. East Ayrshire
ABC Music for SEN Resource Pack 3 contains:
A ringbinder with laminated lesson plans, 2 audio CDs, an A2 PVC double-sided banner teaching aid with velcro,
and 97 velcro-backed A6 icons in 4 sets: shapes, actions, animal noises, and percussion sounds.
NB: You get a free 12-month subscription to ABC Music for SEN Online with any SEN pack purchase.
ABC Music for SEN 3- Resource Pack with 12-month Online subscription:
Price £250 & VAT with FREE SHIPPING in the UK and NI.
If you are not completely satisfied, return packs in resellable condition or cancel subscription within 30 days,
and we’ll refund the full purchase price and any return postage.
“The overall effect of the programme within the school is just that the children absolutely and utterly enjoy every moment.” Rhoda MacDougall, Headteacher, Lochies School, Clackmannanshire
The ABC Music for SEN 3 course, follows on from SEN 2 and is designed for Year 2 children in England, P3 children in Scotland and for a range of ages and abilities in children with SEN- depending on their individual needs. It can be used without SEN courses 1 & 2.
Each resource pack or Online course contains more than enough material for a whole year of study in a mainstream class, and for many SEN classes, enough material for significantly longer.
Introductory Journeys at the start of each course cover material from the previous pack or online course. A rangefinder helps you work out where to start in the new session, to allow children to move smoothly through the programme. ABC Music for SEN 4 is in development- contact us for more details.
Doing some preparation will help you deliver a better class, adapt activities to your themes and topics, and will make you feel more relaxed, especially if teaching ABC music is new for you.
But we know teachers are busy, so all the resources are written in simple language, with a clear layout. Lesson plans are laid out like a script- so if you need to, you can take a lesson plan, and say to children- “Let’s see what we have to do today!” and run the activity by reading out the script.
Everything you need should be in most classrooms. For both resource packs and online courses, you need:
- A set of standard classroom instruments- tuned and untuned percussion- eg wood blocks, tambourines, shakers/maracas, chime bars, drums/tambours, xylophones/glockenspiels and beaters etc.
For teaching with the resource packs, you need:
- A CD player- we recommend Coombers because they are nice and loud!
For teaching the Online courses, you need:
- A computer with an internet connection.li>
- An interactive whiteboard with connected speakers.
What an ABC Creative Music Programme Offers You…
The SEN 3 resource contains 3 intro journeys (which revise SEN 1 & 2 material) and 7 journeys of new material, with 45 lesson plans.
A creative music programme brings a warm spontaneous atmosphere to your classroom, with fun but richly meaningful social interaction in all your music sessions.
Creativity is supported by a balance of choice and structure, embedded into the activity design. This helps teachers and guides children to produce clear musical outcomes that engage and excite, while leaving them with genuine creative decisions to make, with the resulting feeling of ownership and achievement.
What Skills & Concepts Will Children Learn- Brief Summary
The programme develops:
• active listening skills,
• visual attention,
• gross and fine motor skills,
• language and social skills,
• a sense of rhythm and pitch
• instrumental and singing skills.
• The use of symbols and numbers develops literacy and mathematical skills and concepts.
SEN 3 Introduces the development of a finer sense of pitch and enables children to respond to a simple rhythm notation system using shapes. Shape notation is easy for non-specialist teachers and children to understand, and easily evolves into coventional rhythm notation. Through this, the more complex musical concepts of : one, two or ‘no’ sounds per beat are established. Pitch concepts – higher/lower/the same – and repetition are introduced and children begin to compose and perform with extra confidence. Children start to recognise instrument types and explore materials using plastic