This curriculum has been created in conjunction with Andrew's educational work across multiple schools where for the last ten years Andrew has been writing original educational songs for Primary School students.
Initially the songs were exploring the Key Stage 2 Music Curriculum in a school that had no instruments and taught music solely via en masse singing. This approach obviously does not cover the whole National Curriculum, so Andrew started to write original songs that would help teach all of the vital knowledge required at KS2 level whilst keeping the focus on ensemble singing.
Then he developed a method of incorporating the playing of various classroom instruments and percussion into the compositions with elements of performance and improvisation to create the well rounded LyricLand Curriculum now in use today. With the full teaching resource of the LyricLand curriculum teachers can teach the songs and then explore the knowledge found in the content of the lyrics, develop the songs with instrumental work and create additional composition and improvisation projects using the base song as a springboard into further creativity.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this curriculum is being adapted into this online learning platform to be part of the home learning strategy.
If you are interested in becoming part of the LyricLand family then Contact Me for more information or follow the links below for information about specific resources for the various Key Stages.
If you want to sing any LyricLand songs you can LOGIN.
Many of these resources would not have been created without a vast collection of schools, but particular thanks to the staff and students of Ardleigh Green Learning Federation who have been the guinea pigs throughout the creation of much of this material.
Additional thanks goes to Hall Mead School, Engayne Primary School, Scotts Primary School, Havering Music School and Goodrington School.