This Music and Movement module is integrated with the Risk and Resilience Programme for Schools and relates to the educational book Mr. Goose - Risk and Reward, and the musical journey of Mr. Goose and his friends.
The characters in the book's behaviors have been translated to music with each character having their own song reflecting their personality. Composed by Craig Espie of Scottish folk-rock band Skerryvore, and featuring some of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians, the music forms the basis of these workshops which allow teachers to explore the music to discuss emotions, varying styles of music, instrumentation, dance, and movement, with an emphasis on creativity and musical understanding.
Through music, learners have rich opportunities to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment. Performing and creating music will be prominent activities for all learners. Through these activities, they develop their vocal and instrumental skills, explore sounds and musical concepts, and use their imagination and skills to create musical ideas and compositions. They can further develop their understanding and capacity to enjoy music through listening to musical performances and commenting on them.
The workshop aims for Teachers/Parents
It is our aim that the following workshops will cover some of the key aspects for developing a better understanding of music, focusing on the different instrumentation and melodic styles familiar with Scottish traditional music. Many of the exercises are aligned to the Experiences and Outcomes aligned to the Curriculum for Excellence, and workshops are designed to be utilized across the different levels of the curriculum for excellence from early through to fourth and can be altered to suit the relevant level.
The workshops will focus on exploring sound, developing awareness of beat and rhythm, developing awareness of different musical styles and cultures, and providing child-led opportunities for learners to explore and be creative with sound through a range of activities linked to the story and accompanying music of Mr. Goose.
The workshops are primarily aimed at early and first levels, however there is scope within each workshop for additional learning in later years.
Experiences and Outcomes
Below is a summary of the various Experiences and Outcomes which will be covered.
I enjoy singing and playing along to the music of different styles and cultures. EXA 0-16a
I have the freedom to use my voice, musical instruments, and music technology to discover and enjoy playing with sound and rhythm. EXA 0-17a
Inspired by a range of stimuli, and working on my own and/or with others, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts, and feelings through musical activities. EXA 0-18a
I can respond to music by describing my thoughts and feelings about my own and others’ work. EXA 0-19a
I can sing and play music from other styles and cultures, showing growing confidence and skill while learning about musical notation and performance directions. EXA 1-16a
I can use my voice, musical instruments, and music technology to discover and enjoy playing with sound, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics. EXA 1-17a
Inspired by a range of stimuli, and working on my own and/or with others, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts, and feelings through musical activities. EXA 1-18a
I have listened to a range of music and can respond by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comments on my own and others’ work. EXA 1-19a
I can sing and play music from a range of styles and cultures, showing skill and using performance directions, and/or musical notation. EXA 2-16a
I can use my voice, musical instruments, and music technology to experiment with sounds, pitch, melody, rhythm, timbre, and dynamics. EXA 2-17a
Inspired by a range of stimuli, and working on my own and/or with others, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through musical activities. EXA 2-18a
I have listened to a range of music and can respond by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comments on my own and others’ work. EXA 2-19a
I can sing and/or play music from a range of styles and cultures and perform my chosen music confidently using performance directions, musical notation, and/or playing by ear. EXA 3-16a
I can use my voice, musical instruments, or music technology to improvise or compose with melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, and structure. EXA 3-17a
I have listened to a range of music and can identify features and concepts. I can give constructive comments on my own and others’ work, including the work of professionals. EXA 3-19a
I can give assured, expressive and imaginative performances of vocal and/or instrumental music from a wide range of styles and cultures, using performance directions, musical notation, and/or playing by ear. EXA 4-16a
I can use my chosen vocal and/or instrumental skills to improvise and compose, showing developing style and sophistication. EXA 4-17a
I can use music technology to compose, record, and produce music and to enhance performance. EXA 4-17b
Having developed my ideas from a range of stimuli, I can create and present compositions using a broad range of musical concepts and ideas. EXA 4-18a
Having reflected on my personal experiences, including participation and engagement with professionals, I can listen to a wide range of music and identify and analyze technical aspects, make informed judgments and express personal opinions on my own and others’ work. EXA 4-19a
The Movement section builds from the previous modules and uses the music to support creative physical education and dance, traditional dance, yoga, games, and problem-solving.
Experiences and Outcomes
All of the experiences and outcomes from this Movement module are built from the first risk and resilience workshop that follows the story of Mr. Goose and his adventures.
The overall outcomes of the entire Mr. Goose risk and resilience program are to build confidence by teachers and children understanding their own risk intelligence to add and protect value to themselves and those around them and becoming ever more resilient to able to absorb and adapt to change.
We believe movement is a key part of their evolution and the following modules are designed to give teachers various learning experiences to pick from all with different movement aspects to them.
Everyone with the responsibility for working and developing young people whether in schools or alternative learning environments can use every one of our suggested sessions to positively maximize the well-being and resilience of the individual children, their peers, and the wider learning community to ensure they always feel Safe, Secure Resilient.
This Movement workshop is split into four workshops: Positive energy flow, Yoga, Dance Teamwork and problem-solving,