Music Moves On
Creating opportunities for music and movement play with two and three- year-olds and their grown-ups in North Tyneside
What we did...
The children all enjoyed moving to music, playing high quality musical instruments, including my ‘posh’ ukulele and flute.
All of the work was supported by key workers and management. This setting has just been Ofsted Outstanding, and I know first-hand why. These practitioners care so much, and put the children’s wellbeing front and centre.
As part of Music Moves On, we even enjoyed animal assisted activities with Lesley Forrester and her dog Heidi.
The delivery team met regularly to review video and reflect on how the children were responding to what we were offering. I loved this project, and hope to return to this setting very soon.
The children loved making a band together. This is our band song.
we made a playlist
We made playlists of our favourite songs from home, so we could bust some moves at Riverside
Have a listen, and spot your song!
Music Moves started with the child. I worked alongside those who care for them.
What I actually delivered depended on the unique child or children in front of me in that moment.
This type of engagement needs time, space and infinite flexibility.
At the moment, I am finding that January – July is a good length of time for my input into a setting-based two-year-old provision.
I enjoy working with the same teams into the future, so we build relationships and legacy.