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Minute Of Listening
Sound is a powerful thing to a young mind. As babies we develop hearing long before sight but as the world becomes increasingly visually loud, children are losing the ability to creatively listen.
- Minute of Listening is a diverse collection of 60 second recordings curated by Sound and Music to develop children’s creative listening and enrich teachers’ delivery across the curriculum.
- Follow up questions prompt children to discuss what they heard, thought and felt, and teaching resources outline creative ways of using Minute of Listening in a variety of subject areas.
Whether used to discover new music, teach history, develop mindfulness or as a focusing exercise, Minute of Listening provides children with a stimulating way to learn and explore through sound.
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And introduce a culture of curious, engaged and reflective listening.
Explore over 200 minutes
And access many genres and styles from all kinds of contributors.
Listen actively with your class
And let their imaginations flourish whilst they learn creatively.
Reflect, discuss and get creative
And support teachers with innovative resources, ideas and activities.
Give us your feedback“I use Minute of Listening as a starter to my music lessons because listening and appraising is a huge part of the national curriculum for music. It fits perfectly and enables the children to actively listen, to talk about what they're hearing, to use the vocabulary associated with the music. They really enjoy it and it exposes them to a whole range of music that we wouldn't otherwise expose them to. ”Natalie Morris, Year 3 teacher
Bricknell Primary School, Hull
Give us your feedback“I can see how Minute of Listening can be used in other ways; it can be used in lesson support because the sounds are so varied, so if you were doing a geography topic or a particular book in literacy, you might be able to have a sound that links with that. It's a way of firing their imaginations”Alex Richardson, Science Co-ordinator
Bude Park Primary School, Hull