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Activities & Outcomes
- ‘Activity’ songs and musically-underpinned sensory play – supporting development of gross motor skills and auditory perception;
- Interaction with Primary pupils and seniors; games to develop basic social skills, boost confidence, concentration and memory;
- Introducing live instruments including piano, guitar, accordion and percussion.
- Music-based co-operation and communication games encouraging more complex forms of engagement such as active listening, discursive skills and empathy;
- Interaction with nursery children; leading and supporting them in musical and storytelling activities;
- Developing music and literary compositional skills, writing poems and lyrics and using voice, tuned and untuned percussion.
Seniors in residential care
- Using games and songs from childhood to support memory function and interaction with the children;
- Simple meditation techniques;
- Developing music and literary compositional skills, writing poems and lyrics and using voice, tuned and untuned percussion;
- Physical warm ups and movement to music to help maintain motor functions.
For all groups
- Song-building sessions using a simple theme (ie friendship/our town/the seasons) agreed in advance – using relevant vocabulary, soundscapes and sensory images;
- Using IT to create title cards and images for use in the final performance;
- Visiting each other’s spaces for integrated sessions; regularly working together in timetabled sessions for primary/nursery, adults/nursery, primary/adults;
- Rehearsals to support learning process, establish pattern and support memory of sequence of performance;
- Building a sense of ‘company’ – an intergenerational group working together with a single aim.