One way of encouraging pupils to listen carefully and creatively is by keeping a sound diary or logbook. Each child can use their sound diary to record their responses to the day’s minute of sound. This could be a drawn response – particularly for younger children – or a written response, or a combination of the two.

Several teachers in our pilots used sound diaries to encourage children in their class to reflect on what they had just heard through drawing quietly for a minute, before discussing the day’s recording as a class and sharing their visual responses.

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5 - 11
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30 minutes
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