The East Northamptonshire Initial Teacher Training College: Graduate Teacher Training Programme
Lesson Observation Proforma
School Higham Ferrers Infants School Lesson time 13.00-14.30Date 25/05/2011 Year group Y ReceptionTeacher Mrs L.Cowley Subject MusicNumber of student numbers 28, 29 and then 28 M FStudent ability Mixed Other adults in the room Only myself Focus of observation Foundation Music Practice
stablishing the learning environment (Routines: entry, registers, distributing equipment, dismissal)
ednesday PM is the PPA time for Reception teachers, so Music is squeezed into this time frame. Each class receives 30mins Musiclesson time and 3 members of staff rotate to give the Music lesson, a story time and a handwriting class. I spent the afternoon with theMusic teacher, who took on the duty of register for the first class. This served the purpose of a starter.
How the teacher gains the students¶ attention
Voice projection, volume mainly. Raised voice when more instructions were to be given.
planation of learning objectives and success criteria
I¶m not sure if learning objectives are usually used, but today they weren¶t. It seems the Reception children learn a song a week in theselessons, and as this was the last week of the term, Mrs Cowley let the children chose a few songs to sing.
vidence of a three part lesson: a starter, main task(s) and a plenary
Teaching and learning strategies; subject knowledge
As with most creative subjects, use of the learning styles and strategies is slightly different. The children were physically moving for themost part, and encouraged to use aspects such as role-play and performance.
Behaviour management strategies
None really used, or needed for that matter.
Only informal observations by Mrs Cowley.