Schools Music Resource Project

Reading Museum is embarking on a project to create a downloadable music resource for schools. They are intended for use by non-music specialists exploring the history of the Abbey and Reading.

We are inviting schools to test our resources onsite in the ruins and Reading Museum as well as in school.

Please contact the learning team to express interest in taking part in this project.

Aim

We will test the resources in a range of locations with a range of year groups to achieve the following outcomes:

Outcomes

Resources are easy to use onsite and in school
Resources meet needs of the curriculum for a range of pupils
Resources are exciting and fun to use
Resources teach history through changes in music

We would like to finish the project on Take-Over Day, in November, next year with a final performance by the school. You can find out more about Take-Over Day here: https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/takeoverday/

Performance

One of our test schools will be selected to take part in our Take-Over Day project. The performance should be developed by using the resources. The performance will last an hour, with the pupils giving a small presentation at the beginning, to demonstrate what they have learned about Reading Abbey throughout the course of the project.

Time Line

January – March (TBC) 2019: Teacher Inset, teacher input on desired resources.
April/May 2019: Trial session of resources by museum staff with visiting schools.
September 2019: Resource Published on Reading Museum website.
November 2019: Take-Over Day performance.

 

Please contact the learning team to express interest in taking part in this project.